handful noun (AMOUNT)
- The coffee machine suddenly ejected a handful of coins.
- I use two handfuls of pasta per person.
- Add a large handful of chopped herbs.
handful noun (A FEW)
- The government has blamed the protests on a handful of evildoers.
- Only a handful of spectators turned up to watch the event.
- The centre is staffed by a handful of volunteers.
- He only knows a handful of different recipes.
- There were only a handful of guests at the reception.
handful noun (DIFFICULT PERSON)
Thesaurus: synonyms and related words
- a (heavy) cross to bear idiom
- a bitter pill (to swallow) idiom
- a hard/tough nut to crack idiom
- hot potato
- the chill wind of sth idiom
- the hard way idiom
- the sharp end
- the/a devil of a sth idiom
- thorn in your flesh/side idiom