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British informal a person who is particularly skilled at something; experta dab hand at chess
THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
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Words nearby dab hand
dabber, dabbing, dabble, dabbling duck, dabchick, dab hand, Dąbrowa Górnicza, dabster, DACA, da capo, dacarbazine
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How to use dab hand in a sentence
She was a dab hand at making coffee, which is the beverage of serious minds.Bohemians of the Latin Quarter|Henry Murger
And though I've brought my man with me, and he's a dab hand with the tackle, one gets a bit bored sometimes.The Riddle of the Spinning Wheel|Mary E. Hanshew