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    Dear all! I can't find anywhere what hold hands at hand means?
    I'll be very grateful if you can explain it to me!
    Does it mean someone puts his hand at the hand of another person?

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    Re: at hand

    It means nothing to me. Where did you see/hear it? Do you have any more context?

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    Re: at hand

    Longman mini-dictionary
    there is an expression there without explanation:
    hold hands at HAND(Have a nice day?)
    Last edited by lovebats; 19-Feb-2012 at 10:49.

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    Re: at hand

    What are the words/sentences before and after this expression?. It does not just appear on the page without some form of context. I can imagine, for example that it might say, There are examples of sentences containing the expresssion 'hold hands' at 'hand'.

    This would mean that you have to go to the headword hand for the information.
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    Re: at hand

    Hold the line(then they explain what it means). Then I read the example:Please hold and I'll try to connect you. And then this expression - Hold hands at hand. Then - hold sb/sth down and another set of examples.

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    Re: at hand

    Quote Originally Posted by lovebats View Post
    Hold the line(then they explain what it means). Then I read the example:Please hold and I'll try to connect you. And then this expression - Hold hands at hand. Then - smb/smth down and another set of examples.
    I am having to squeeze the context out of you. I imagine that these words appear under the headword 'hold'. The expression 'hold the line' is explained here, but you are told that for an explanation of 'hold hands' you will need to go to the headword 'hand'.

    I expect that if you look again, you will see that it is not written as

    hold hands at hand

    but as one of these, or something similar:

    'hold hands' at hand
    hold hands at HAND
    hold hands at 'hand'
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    Thank you very much, Teacher, for your help and response! Now I got it

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