give a big hand

give a big hand
Give a big hand
Applaud by clapping hands. 'Let's give all the contestents a big hand.'

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  • give a (big) hand —  Applaud (generously) …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • give somebody a big hand — give sb/get a big ˈhand idiom to show your approval of sb by clapping your hands; to be applauded in this way • Ladies and gentlemen, let s give a big hand to our special guests tonight. Main entry: ↑bigidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • give get a big hand — give sb/get a big ˈhand idiom to show your approval of sb by clapping your hands; to be applauded in this way • Ladies and gentlemen, let s give a big hand to our special guests tonight. Main entry: ↑bigidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • big hand —  See give a big hand …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • give somebody a hand — verb a) To help, aid, or assist. Could you please give me a hand carrying this mattress? b) To applaud or clap (also to give (someone) a big hand) …   Wiktionary

  • Give the big A — to dismiss that someone is out of hand …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • give the big a — Australian Slang to dismiss that someone is out of hand …   English dialects glossary

  • A Big Hand for the Little Lady — Infobox Film name = A Big Hand for the Little Lady image size =300px caption = director = Fielder Cook producer = Fielder Cook writer = Sidney Carroll starring = Henry Fonda Joanne Woodward Paul Ford Jason Robards music = David Raskin… …   Wikipedia

  • hand, give a (big) —   Applaud (loudly) …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • hand — [hand] n. [ME < OE, akin to Goth handus < base of hinthan, to seize (hence, basic sense “grasper”) < ? IE base * kent , ? to seize] I 1. the part of the human body attached to the end of the forearm, including the wrist, palm, fingers,… …   English World dictionary

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