hand it to
phrasal to give credit to ; concede the excellence of

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hand it to — {v. phr.}, {informal} To admit the excellence of; give credit or praise to. * /You have to hand it to Jim; he is very careful and hard working in all he does./ * /The teacher said, I hand it to Jane for the way she managed the Music Club. / Syn …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hand it to — {v. phr.}, {informal} To admit the excellence of; give credit or praise to. * /You have to hand it to Jim; he is very careful and hard working in all he does./ * /The teacher said, I hand it to Jane for the way she managed the Music Club. / Syn …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • Hand — (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in man and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Hand basket — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hand bell — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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