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    #1

    hand career

    Source : https://www.urbandictionary.com/defi...841908#4841908
    hand career
    A hand job that goes on too long.
    ex) After 15 minutes, the hand job turned into a hand career.

    What does this mean? I don't understand at all.

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    #2

    Re: hand career

    Two things. One, do you know what a hand job is? Two, why do you waste your time browsing the Urban Dictionary?


    P.S. Say:

    I don't understand it

    Or:

    I don't understand it at all.
    Last edited by Tarheel; 20-Dec-2019 at 21:44. Reason: Insert missing word
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    #3

    Re: hand career

    It seems that Urban Dictionary is full of sexual expressions not that useful. Could you recommend a good website for useful idioms and slang?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Two things. One, do you know what a hand job is? Two, why do waste your time browsing the Urban Dictionary?


    P.S. Say:

    I don't understand it

    Or:

    I don't understand it at all.

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    #4

    Re: hand career

    I'll leave it to you to figure out the sexual reference in 'hand job' (check the link within urban dictionary), but the idea here is a play on words between 'job' and 'career'.

    It plays upon the exaggerated length - this job is taking so long it has become a career (i.e. something long-term versus something short).

    I suppose you could also read into it overtones of professionalism, etc., for it to become a 'career'.
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    Re: hand career

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Could you recommend a good website for useful idioms and slang?
    Click on Reference near the top of this page and then IDIOMS.

    Forget about slang until you have achieved a greater mastery of standard English.

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