set one's hand to
phrasal to become engaged in

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  • set one's hand to — See: PUT ONE S HAND TO …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • set one's hand to — See: PUT ONE S HAND TO …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • set one's hand to the plow — See: PUT ONE S HAND TO THE PLOW …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • set one's hand to the plow — See: PUT ONE S HAND TO THE PLOW …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put one's hand to — or[set one s hand to] or[turn one s hand to] {v. phr.} To start working at; try to do. * /Hal does a good job at everything mat he turns his hand to./ * /After Mr. Sullivan found farming unprofitable, he moved to town and turned his hand to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put one's hand to — or[set one s hand to] or[turn one s hand to] {v. phr.} To start working at; try to do. * /Hal does a good job at everything mat he turns his hand to./ * /After Mr. Sullivan found farming unprofitable, he moved to town and turned his hand to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put one's hand to the plow — or[set one s hand to the plow] {v. phr.} To start doing something of importance; give yourself to a big job. * /We felt that he had put his hand to the plow, and we didn t like it when he quit./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put one's hand to the plow — or[set one s hand to the plow] {v. phr.} To start doing something of importance; give yourself to a big job. * /We felt that he had put his hand to the plow, and we didn t like it when he quit./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To get one's hand in — 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

  • To make one's hand — 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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