Definition of turn one's hand to in English:

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turn one's hand to

Undertake (an activity different from one’s usual occupation): a music teacher who turned his hand to writing books
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  • ‘That's why I can turn my hand to so many different jobs,’ he said.
  • His was a talent to touch on many different topics: he turned his hand to criticism about music, the drama and the visual arts.
  • A farmer by occupation, he could turn his hand to other jobs, too, such as building, carpentry, gardening, butchering, poetry and lots of other chores about the house.
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