Meaning: If someone is heavy-handed, they are insensitive and use excessive force or authority when dealing with a problem.Country: International English | Subject Area: General | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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- With a heavy hand
- Catch someone red-handed
- Left-handed compliment
- Have your lunch handed to you
- Back-handed compliment
- A light purse is a heavy curse
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