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lone hand

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Definition of lone hand in English:

noun

(In euchre or quadrille) a hand played against the rest, or a player playing such a hand.

Phrases

play a lone hand

1
Act on one’s own: he handled it without involving us—he chose to play a lone hand
More example sentences
  • Since a real-life friar would probably not play a lone hand in the manner of Brother Cadfael, we can deduce that this drastic action was approved by the Abbey authorities.

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