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English definition of “turn your hand to sth”

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turn your hand to sth

If you say that someone could turn their hand to an activity or skill, you mean they could do it well, despite having no experience of it: Stella's very talented - she could turn her hand to anything.
Translations of “turn your hand to sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) (儘管沒經驗也)能做好……
in Chinese (Simplified) (尽管没经验也)能做好……
(Definition of turn your hand to sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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