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hand over hand



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Idioms and Phrases

see hand over fist .

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Example Sentences

The men did “hold on” most powerfully; they did more, they hauled upon the rope, hand over hand, to a “Yo-heave-ho!”

There he paused a moment for breath, and then climbed up the lightning-rod, hand over hand, and gained the roof.

Then I watched her slender legs swing up and out of sight as she went up her improvised ladder hand over hand.

I hadn't the athletic ability of these Zervs who seemed to like to climb ropes hand over hand.

“It comes up easy,” he said to Joe, as he drew it up slowly to the surface, hand over hand.

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