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"Gotta "hand" it to ya. (conceding another person's worth)
Threw in his "hand" (gave up)
Can't "grasp" something.
"Handy" (like skilled or helpful) Which would mean he isn't feeling it. (Skilled/helpful, that is- although he isn't feeling his hand either!)
Found this interesting. Can't source it b/c it's part of a thesaurus feature on my Mac...
(Hands) control, power, charge, authority; command, responsibility, guardianship, management, care, supervision, jurisdiction; possession, keeping,
custody; clutches, grasp, thrall; disposal; say-so.
Lastly, I found the following here: Link
When things get out of control, we say they are out of hand. When we want to take control, we try to get a grip, or get a handle on things. When we
are missing a view of fundamental reality, we say we are out of touch. When we are likely to say something, truthful, but possibly embarrassing, our
mothers tell us to sit on our hands. This last one describes the interesting relationship between the hands and speech. Stifle the hands and the mouth
This is fantastic. Very very helpful. I'm so glad I made this tgread on ATS.
Week of Dec 17 my dad's hand swelled up to twice it's size. Dr at hospital in our small town sent him to a larger hospital 100 mi away. Home after
the night. Days later back in the large hospital, this time staying for a week (I spent Christmas Eve & Day there with him)...
Discharged after days of IV antibiotics. Dr had decided after 3 days of iv A.bs to surgically excise some of the stuff causing swelling. No abcesses
found on 2 MRIs. Cultures from hand surgery grew nothing (iv ab's had probably killed the infection).
He was in intolerable pain the whole time. 9 or 10 in the scale. 2 iv pain meds. Now, today, it only just started to go down in swelling on last
Friday. He has been absent from the office for 3 weeks, longedt he's ever gone since starting the co. in 1979. Been on the couch in living room laid
up. Must elevate his hand above his heart so it looks like he's pledging allegiance when we're eating out or out n about.