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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2005-12-28 02:42:21

From: California
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 1665

"get your hand handed to you" for "get your head/ass handed to you"

Getting your hand handed to you would of course be a horrific experience. Still, for me this anatomical substitution rips the liver right out of the original phrase, diminishing its impact rather markedly. And then there are those “rear hands” in the final example….

The invincible team is getting its hand handed to them by the hungrier Pistons. … Jun10.html

When she broke up with me, i was crushed. I had my hand handed to me, piece by tiny piece.

In the game, there are a number of options, ranging from a basic tournament where you quickly beat 5 opponents, then have your hand handed to you by a character that I have never scene before in Dragon Ball.

When one studies situations where TBTF is supposedly in play such as banks or universities, it almost always is the case that the institution survives but the people in charge get their hands handed to them. … topicPage=

The fact that DFA literally got its hand handed to it by completely inept and stupid and bad political maneuvering in the Richard Morrison affair shows that change will never happen.

But a lot of better teams have gone into the Metrodome and had their rear hands handed to them on a stick. … /read/9567



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