Hand Idioms | Idioms Derived From The Word Hand


Idioms are common in all kinds of English, formal and informal, spoken and written. Here is a list of idioms derived from the word ‘hand’.

Have someone in the palm of your hand (If you have someone in the palm of your hand, you have absolute control over them.)

Beat someone hands down/ win something hands down (win easily)

Someone’s hands are tied (If your hands are tied, you are not free to behave in the way you like.)

Know something like the back of your hand (know something very well)

Work hand in glove with someone/ go hand in glove (be in close association)

Give/lend a helping hand (assist or help)

Give somebody a big hand (applaud somebody loudly and generously)

Fall into the hands of someone (be caught or captured by someone)