[ wel-han-dld ]
/ ˈwɛlˈhæn dld /


managed, directed, or completed with efficiency: a well-handled political campaign.
treated with taste, discretion, etc.: a delicate but well-handled subject.
having been handled or used much: a sale of well-handled goods.

Origin of well-handled

First recorded in 1470–80
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adjective (well handled when postpositive)

having been managed successfullya well-handled merger
operated or employed skillfullya well-handled vehicle
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