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both hands

noun phrase

A ten-year prison sentence (1930s+ Underworld)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • Major Phillips was welcomed with both hands and tucked into the car.

    Judy of York Hill Ethel Hume Patterson Bennett
  • The child had a bun in both hands, and had stopped in the middle of a bite to watch her.

    Sara Crewe Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Brand awoke from a hideous nightmare, sat up on a rude horsehair couch, and held his head with both hands.

    The Traitors E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
  • She stood stock-still and was holding on to his arm with both hands.

    Jack O' Judgment Edgar Wallace
  • Giton was greatly wrought up and his grief turned to fury: seizing me with both hands, he threw me upon the bed.

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