wandering hands

wandering hands

The tendency to attempt to touch another person for sexual gratification without their consent. Bernard's got wandering hands, which is why his assistants always quit. So-called wandering hands are sexual harassment, period.
See also: hand, wander
References in classic literature ?
The breath so near her pillow, that she shrunk back into it, lest those wandering hands should light upon her face.
The old housekeeper looks at him, and those wandering hands of hers are quite enough for Mrs.
Hartright," she said, pointing to the sketch-book on the table, and to the little delicate wandering hand that was still trifling with it.
He groped; I arrested his wandering hand, and prisoned it in both mine.
The slow music, wandering hands and tender kisses made us think there was more to it.
Or could lusty Captain Jack have put his wandering hands on the wrong passenger this time?
The victim remembered his "wandering hands" and she would desperately try to protect herself.
The Radio 4 Today show presenter said former colleagues had "wandering hands", adding: "It was horrible and humiliating."
Also, we can only imagine how much havoc an inquisitive and not too closely supervised child could cause in the system as it trots around with wandering hands.
Among their topics are wandering hands: Usserianus Primus and the movements of scripts; shining a light on the pigments of early Irish manuscripts; the circular drawing in the Book of Mulling and its relationship to the Fleury Prayer Book; fragments of a Latin gospel book in Insular majuscule similar to the script of the Book of Kells; and exhibiting the Lindisfarne Gospels.
It is clearly a world where flighty ladies giggle as they swat off the wandering hands of men who are helpless to resist their charms.
From Michael Fallon's wandering hands to Priti Patel taking the worst family holiday of all time ("Are we going to a water park today, mummy?" "No, we're going to see Benjamin Netanyahu!"), the front runners have already set a decent pace.
And did Jeremy Paxman really need to ask: "Has he a plan or is he just making up the most important job on earth as he goes along?" But Paxo did show he is still capable of a decent put-down, describing Trump as "a permatanned plutocrat with immobile hair and wandering hands."
It's not just female coworkers who fall victim to Beleaguered Personality's wandering hands.