hand and foot
adverb Date: before 12th century totally, assiduously

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hand and foot — adverb in all ways possible they served him hand and foot * * * adverb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hand and fōt 1. : in a way to prevent escape or totally impede action bound the prisoner hand a …   Useful english dictionary

  • hand and foot — {adv. phr.} 1. So that the hands and feet cannot be used. Used with bind or a synonym. * /The robbers bound him hand and foot and left him on the floor./ 2. So that no tree action is possible. Used with bind or a synonym. * /If Mr. Jones signs… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hand and foot — {adv. phr.} 1. So that the hands and feet cannot be used. Used with bind or a synonym. * /The robbers bound him hand and foot and left him on the floor./ 2. So that no tree action is possible. Used with bind or a synonym. * /If Mr. Jones signs… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hand\ and\ foot — adv. phr. 1. So that the hands and feet cannot be used. Used with bind or a synonym. The robbers bound him hand and foot and left him on the floor. 2. So that no tree action is possible. Used with bind or a synonym. If Mr. Jones signs that paper …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hand and foot — idi with slavish attentiveness: to wait on someone hand and foot[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • hand and foot — noun A card game, similar to canasta, using two packs of cards …   Wiktionary

  • hand and foot — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. entirely, fully, absolutely; see completely …   English dictionary for students

  • wait on hand and foot — {v. phr.} To serve in every possible way; do everything for (someone). * /Sally is spoiled because her mother waits on her hand and foot./ * /The gentlemen had a valet to wait on him hand and foot./ Compare: HAND AND FOOT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • wait on hand and foot — {v. phr.} To serve in every possible way; do everything for (someone). * /Sally is spoiled because her mother waits on her hand and foot./ * /The gentlemen had a valet to wait on him hand and foot./ Compare: HAND AND FOOT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • wait\ on\ hand\ and\ foot — v. phr. To serve in every possible way; do everything for (someone). Sally is spoiled because her mother waits on her hand and foot. The gentlemen had a valet to wait on him hand and foot. Compare: hand and foot …   Словарь американских идиом

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