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light-handed

[lahyt-han-did]
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adjective
  1. short-handed.
  2. having the hands lightly or only slightly encumbered, as with parcels or bundles.
  3. having a light touch; handling things delicately and deftly.
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Origin of light-handed

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
Related formslight-hand·ed·ly, adverblight-hand·ed·ness, noun
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