out of hands(redirected from pull something out of someone's hands)
out of (one's) hands
Not within one's control. I submitted my application, so it's really out of my hands now. Now that the jury is deliberating, the case is out of our hands.
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*out of someone's hands
1. Lit. no longer in someone's grasp. (*Typically: get ~; pull something ~; take something ~.) The police officer took the gun out of Fred's hands. The heavy tray was pulled out of my hands just in time.
2. Fig. no longer in someone's control. (*Typically: get ~; pull something ~; take something ~.) The boss decided to take the project out of Roger's hands. The contract had to be gotten out of Alice's hands because she announced that she was leaving.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.