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sure-handed

[shoo r-han-did, shur-] /ˈʃʊərˌhæn dɪd, ˈʃɜr-/
adjective
1.
using the hands with skill and confidence; dexterous.
2.
done with skill and proficiency:
a sure-handed sketch of a proposed building.
3.
displaying the skill and experience of an expert:
a sure-handed politician.
Origin of sure-handed
1945-1950
First recorded in 1945-50
Related forms
sure-handedly, adverb
sure-handedness, noun
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  • Alison was a sure-handed, skilful hitter, but did not aspire to leadership.

    The Clever Woman of the Family Charlotte M. Yonge
  • The boys are strong and sure-handed, and the War Ministry rests easy in letting them deal with this delicate, important work.

    Our Part in the Great War Arthur Gleason

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