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both hands

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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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  • Timon gives with both hands, but when he appeals to his friends, is treated as a bore.

    The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
  • He had opened a jar of blackberry jam, and was just going for it with both hands.

    The Little Colonel Annie Fellows Johnston
  • both hands clutched her throat, as though she strangled for air.

    The Leopard Woman Stewart Edward White
  • Phoebe stood up, leaning hard upon the table with both hands.

    Good Indian B. M. Bower
  • As it descended he seized it with both hands and swung it in towards himself.

    The Slave Of The Lamp Henry Seton Merriman

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