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.
Definition of turn one's hand to in:
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