A person with a lot of experience in something: the examiner is an old hand at the game
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- The biggest problems are felt to come from clashes between out-of-towners and old hands, or between experienced surfers and the novices.
- Perhaps I should instigate a mentoring scheme between old hands and newcomers?
- Mr Cooper said his friend took the lead as he was more experienced at climbing crags since he was an old hand at scaling Stanage Edge in the Peak District.