from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. same as hand-me-down.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. passed on from one person to another
- v. passed on, as by inheritance
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More importantly, public food assistance programs to ensure food security is more than a 'hand-down,' but rather a critical 'hand-up' in upward mobility -- a hand-up to better nutrition and greater societal economic benefits.
Carter, at his best as a hand-down end, has struggled to become comfortable as a stand-up player who must drop into coverage.
Tea baggers are hand-down, without a doubt, the biggest bunch of whiney cry-babies to enter the partisan melee.
The thing is, I need a new Scattante about as much as Prolly needs another fitted cap, or as much as Stevil needs another beer hand-down, or as much as Fatty needs another ham and cheese croissant.
It's a hand-down, from my older brother, and I have never lost a deer I shot with it.
The two other contenders are OT2007 and OT1984, both of which began on October 1 and had the first argued hand-down on December 4, a period of 64 days.
The Court missed its hand-down opportunities this week although the Justices favored us with another summary reversal on Monday, with Porter v.
The Court thus appears to be on a glide-path to at least tie the latest initial hand-down day of the postwar era.
Orders are expected Monday, and thus, as Roy Englert noted in the comment thread of my last post on this subject, it is probably out as a hand-down day for opinions in argued cases, since the Court tends not to issue opinions in argued cases on Mondays when it is both releasing orders and hearing argument.
Thus, the first regular hand-down day of next week is December 8.
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