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English definition of “out of hand”

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out of hand

out of control: Things got a little out of hand at the party and three windows were broken. He went to see his doctor because he felt his drinking was getting out of hand. If you refuse something out of hand, you refuse it completely without thinking about or discussing it: Moving to London is certainly a possibility - I wouldn't dismiss it out of hand.
Translations of “out of hand”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不假思索地(拒絕)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不假思索地(拒绝)…
(Definition of out of hand from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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