From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtake matters into your own handstake matters into your own hands to deal with a problem yourself because other people have failed to deal with it Local people took matters into their own hands and hired their own security guards.
What is the word when you take matters into your own hands?
shirk. strike. take law into own hands. transgress.
What does taking someone in hand mean?
to start controlling someone who has been behaving badly. If anyone caused any trouble, the local policeman took them in hand. Synonyms and related words. To be in charge. control.
What is this word hand?
1: the body part at the end of the human arm that includes the fingers and thumb. 2: a bodily structure (as the hind foot of an ape) like the human hand in function or form. 3: a pointer on a clock or watch.
What is the meaning of takes off?
1a: to start off or away often suddenly: set out, depart took off for her trip. b: to leave the surface: begin flight.
When u take the law into your own hands?
If someone takes the law into their own hands, they punish someone or do something to put a situation right, instead of waiting for the police or the legal system to take action.
What is the meaning of the idiom get out of hand?
phrase. If a person or a situation gets out of hand, you are no longer able to control them. His drinking had got out of hand.
What does have time on one’s hand mean?
to have a lot of free time and not know what to do with it. Children need discipline and planned activities. If they have too much time on their hands, they can get into trouble.
How do you use the word hands?
Hands sentence example
- He clapped his hands slowly.
- Removing his hands from the wall, he placed them on her shoulders, pulling her closer.
- His warm hands slid around her waist, pulling her back against him.
- My hands felt every object and observed every motion, and in this way I learned to know many things.
How do you describe someone’s hands?
We can describe hands in many ways: claw-like, thin, scrawny, big-knuckled, blue-veined, plump, fat, chubby, arthritic. Characters can have tattooed hands. They can wear gloves, a simple wedding band, or multiple rings on each finger. Hands also do things.
Where did the word hands come from?
Old English hond, hand “the human hand;” also “side, part, direction” (in defining position, to either right or left); also “power, control, possession” (on the notion of the hand’s grip or hold), from Proto-Germanic *handuz (source also of Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Dutch, German hand, Old Norse hönd, Gothic handus),
What is the synonym of the word take off?
abscond. verbrun away, depart secretly. beat it. bolt. break.