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29 / 09 / 2010

MORE HAND EXPRESSIONS-3: meaning and examples

Good morning.

Today we continue our look at English expressions that use the word hand in them.

Today's expression is: out of your hands

Meaning: no longer your responsibility.

Example 1:
I would love to help you, but I'm afraid the matter is completely out of my hands now. I suggest you call the central office.

Example 2:
He keeps telling me that this pay cut is out of his hands, but I was told he was the one who pushed for the cuts.

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