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

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  • 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

  • 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

  • To be hand and glove with — 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 der Fatima — „Hand der Fatima“ als Anhänger Die Hand der Fatima, auch Hamsa, Khamsa, arabisch ‏خمسة ‎, DMG ḫamsa, „fünf“, ist ein kulturelles Zeichen im islamischen Volksglauben Nordafrika …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hand — handlike, adj. /hand/, n. 1. the terminal, prehensile part of the upper limb in humans and other primates, consisting of the wrist, metacarpal area, fingers, and thumb. 2. the corresponding part of the forelimb in any of the higher vertebrates. 3 …   Universalium

  • foot — See: AT ONE S FEET, COLD FEET, DEAD ON ONE S FEET, DRAG ONE S FEET, FROM HEAD TO FOOT, GET OFF ON THE WRONG FOOT, GET ONE S FEET WET, HAND AND FOOT, KEEP ONE S FEET, KNOCK OFF ONE S FEET, LAND ON ONE S FEET, LET GRASS GROW UNDER ONE S FEET, ONE… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • foot — See: AT ONE S FEET, COLD FEET, DEAD ON ONE S FEET, DRAG ONE S FEET, FROM HEAD TO FOOT, GET OFF ON THE WRONG FOOT, GET ONE S FEET WET, HAND AND FOOT, KEEP ONE S FEET, KNOCK OFF ONE S FEET, LAND ON ONE S FEET, LET GRASS GROW UNDER ONE S FEET, ONE… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • 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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