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Meaning of “out of hand” in the English Dictionary

"out of hand" in British English

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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.
(Definition of out of hand from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “out of hand”
in Chinese (Simplified) 不假思索地(拒绝)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不假思索地(拒絕)…
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