at the hands of someone


at the hands of someone
at the hands of someone phrase
if you suffer or die at the hands of someone, they make you suffer or die

They suffered defeat at the hands of the French.

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Main entry: hand

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • at the hands of someone — at the hands of (someone) because of someone s actions. It looked as if the Sparks would suffer defeat at the hands of their rivals, the Liberty. Since June, two young people who were under arrest have died at the hands of the police. The process …   New idioms dictionary

  • in the hands of someone — in the hands of (someone) held and controlled by someone. The nation s wealth is increasingly in the hands of very, very few people. The paper published lists of all the prisoners who died in enemy hands …   New idioms dictionary

  • at the hands of someone — if you suffer or die at the hands of someone, they make you suffer or die They suffered defeat at the hands of the French …   English dictionary

  • play into the hands of someone — play into the hands of (someone) to give someone an advantage. If this information is made public, it will play into the hands of people who are demanding an investigation of the police. Usage notes: usually an advantage one person believes… …   New idioms dictionary

  • wash (your) hands of someone — wash (your) hands of (someone/something) to end all involvement with someone or something. Phil seemed cold and distant, and now she was very afraid that he would wash his hands of her. You can t just wash your hands of the problem of… …   New idioms dictionary

  • at the hands of — (someone) because of someone s actions. It looked as if the Sparks would suffer defeat at the hands of their rivals, the Liberty. Since June, two young people who were under arrest have died at the hands of the police. The process has suffered… …   New idioms dictionary

  • in the hands of — (someone) held and controlled by someone. The nation s wealth is increasingly in the hands of very, very few people. The paper published lists of all the prisoners who died in enemy hands …   New idioms dictionary

  • play into the hands of — (someone) to give someone an advantage. If this information is made public, it will play into the hands of people who are demanding an investigation of the police. Usage notes: usually an advantage one person believes another should not have …   New idioms dictionary

  • In the Hands of Boys — Supercbbox| title = In the Hands of Boys comic color = background:#8080ff caption = The cover of In the Hands of Boys #1. Art by Melody Nadia Shickley. schedule = format = limited series publisher = Self Published (Xeric Grant) date = 2006 2007… …   Wikipedia

  • join hands with someone — join hands (with (someone)) to unite with other people or groups. Many people are ready to join hands to improve health care around the world. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of join hands (= to hold the hand of the person next to you,… …   New idioms dictionary