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Dead Hand (A)

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A first-rate. One that would dead-beat. (See Mortmain.)

“First-rate work it was too; he was always a dead hand at splitting.”—Boldrewood: Robbery Under Arms, xv.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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De Profundis [Out of the depths]
De Rigueur
De Trop (French)
Dead
Dead
Dead
Dead Drunk
Dead-eye
Dead-flat (A)
Dead Freight
Dead Hand (A)
Dead-heads
Dead Heat
Dead Horse
Dead Languages
Dead Letter
Dead-letter Office (The)
Dead Lift
Dead Lights
Dead Lock
Dead Men