hat in hand
adverb Date: 1851 in an attitude of respectful humility <
have to go hat in hand to apologize
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  • hat in hand — {adv. phr.}, {informal} In a humble and respectful manner. * /They went hat in hand to the old woman to ask for her secret recipe./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hat in hand — {adv. phr.}, {informal} In a humble and respectful manner. * /They went hat in hand to the old woman to ask for her secret recipe./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hat in hand — adverb With humility; in an apologetic or self effacing fashion. He came back the next day, hat in hand, to correct the problem he left behind …   Wiktionary

  • hat\ in\ hand — adv. phr. informal In a humble and respectful manner. They went hat in hand to the old woman to ask for her secret recipe …   Словарь американских идиом

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  • Hand in Hand mit dem Tod (Film) — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Hand in Hand mit dem Tod Originaltitel Happy Now …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hat — [ hæt ] noun count *** 1. ) a piece of clothing that you wear on your head: She was wearing a brown fur hat. 2. ) INFORMAL one particular aspect of someone s duties or responsibilities: She has to wear several different hats (=have various… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hat — hatless, adj. hatlessness, n. hatlike, adj. /hat/, n., v., hatted, hatting. n. 1. a shaped covering for the head, usually with a crown and brim, esp. for wear outdoors. 2. Rom. Cath. Ch. a. the distinctive head covering of a cardinal. b. the… …   Universalium

  • hand — See: AT HAND, BIRD IN THE HAND IS WORTH TWO IN THE BUSH, BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS ONE, CLEAN HANDS, DIRTY ONE S HANDS, EAT OUT OF ONE S HAND, FORCE ONE S HAND, FREE HAND, FROM HAND TO HAND, GLAD HAND, HAM HANDED, HANG HEAVY or HANG HEAVY ON ONE S …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hand — See: AT HAND, BIRD IN THE HAND IS WORTH TWO IN THE BUSH, BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS ONE, CLEAN HANDS, DIRTY ONE S HANDS, EAT OUT OF ONE S HAND, FORCE ONE S HAND, FREE HAND, FROM HAND TO HAND, GLAD HAND, HAM HANDED, HANG HEAVY or HANG HEAVY ON ONE S …   Dictionary of American idioms

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