dab hand
noun Etymology: 4dab Date: circa 1828 chiefly British expert

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dab hand — UK US noun [countable] [singular dab hand plural dab hands] british informal someone who is very good at something dab hand at: She’s a dab hand at DIY …   Useful english dictionary

  • dab hand — noun count BRITISH INFORMAL someone who is very good at something: dab hand at: She s a dab hand at DIY …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dab hand — dab hands N COUNT: usu N at n/ ing In British English, if you are a dab hand at something, you are very good at doing it. [INFORMAL] She was a dab hand at solving difficult crossword puzzles …   English dictionary

  • dab hand — n. 〚< ? DAB1, vt. vi. 3〛 [Brit. Informal] an expert * * * …   Universalium

  • dab hand — ► NOUN Brit. informal ▪ a person who is very skilled in a particular activity. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • dab hand — n. [< ? DAB1, vt. vi. 3] [Brit. Informal] an expert …   English World dictionary

  • dab hand — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms dab hand : singular dab hand plural dab hands British informal someone who is very good at something dab hand at: She s a dab hand at DIY. dab hand with: Mario s a dab hand with the wok …   English dictionary

  • dab hand — /dæb ˈhænd/ (say dab hand) Colloquial –noun 1. a person particularly skilled at doing something: a dab hand in the kitchen. –phrase 2. be a dab hand at, to be expert in (a specified activity): to be a dab hand at lawn bowls. {British school slang …   Australian English dictionary

  • dab hand — noun An expert. She is a dab hand in the kitchen …   Wiktionary

  • dab hand — noun be a dab hand at BrE informal to be very good at a particular activity …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • dab hand — Noun. A person highly skilled at a given task. E.g. He s a dab hand at programming and web design …   English slang and colloquialisms

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