change hands
phrasal to pass from the possession of one owner to that of another <
money changes hands many times
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • change hands — {v. phr.} To change or transfer ownership. * /Ever since our apartment building changed hands, things are working a lot better./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • change hands — {v. phr.} To change or transfer ownership. * /Ever since our apartment building changed hands, things are working a lot better./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • change hands — ► to pass from one owner to another: »More than 30 million shares changed hands in the first hour of business. Main Entry: ↑change …   Financial and business terms

  • change hands — ► change hands 1) (of a business or building) pass to a different owner. 2) (of money) pass to another person in the course of a business transaction. Main Entry: ↑change …   English terms dictionary

  • change hands — index bequeath, circulate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • change hands — verb be transferred to another owner This restaurant changed hands twice last year • Syn: ↑change owners • Hypernyms: ↑move, ↑displace • Hyponyms: ↑vest, ↑fall, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • change hands — change owners, be sold or traded    That condo changed hands three times in one year three owners! …   English idioms

  • change hands — change ownership, be passed between people …   English contemporary dictionary

  • change hands — Change owners …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • change hands — 1) if something changes hands, it gets a new owner The house has changed hands several times in the last few years. 2) if money changes hands, one person gives it to another as payment, sometimes in a dishonest way No money actually changed hands …   English dictionary

  • change\ hands — v. phr. To change or transfer ownership. Ever since our apartment building changed hands, things are working a lot better …   Словарь американских идиом

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