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Give a man a free hand and he'll try to put it all over you.
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Meaning of a free hand in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A FREE HAND

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ENGLISH WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A FREE HAND

a free hand
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Synonyms and antonyms of a free hand in the English dictionary of synonyms

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WORDS RELATING TO «A FREE HAND»

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Translation of «a free hand» into 20 languages

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TRANSLATION OF A FREE HAND

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zh

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放手
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es

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manos libres
550 millions of speakers
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en

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a free hand
510 millions of speakers
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hi

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एक मुक्त हाथ
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ar

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يد الحر
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ru

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свободная рука
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uma mão livre
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fr

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mains libres
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de

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freie Hand
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ja

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自由裁量
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ko

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무료 손으로
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vi

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tự do
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it

Translator English - Italian

mano libera
65 millions of speakers
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pl

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wolnej ręki
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uk

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вільна рука
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ro

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o mână liberă
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el

Translator English - Greek

ένα ελεύθερο χέρι
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af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n vrye hand
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sv

Translator English - Swedish

fria händer
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no

Translator English - Norwegian

frie hender
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The term «a free hand» is very widely used and occupies the 8.888 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a free hand

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4 QUOTES WITH «A FREE HAND»

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James W. Black
Half-jokingly, I asked what was wrong with me. So we made a deal: I would run his biological research provided I had a free hand to run my new project.
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Jacques Chirac
Terrorism takes us back to ages we thought were long gone if we allow it a free hand to corrupt democratic societies and destroy the basic rules of international life.
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Raoul Walsh
Give a man a free hand and he'll try to put it all over you.
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Armstrong Williams
Democratic societies can no longer give religious fanatics a free hand to abuse and murder non believers. Such action betrays contempt for the basic human rights which animate any democracy with meaning.
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A FREE HAND»

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A Free hand: enfranchising the education of deaf children
Because the role of ASL is a crucial...& controversial...issue in education of the deaf, FREE HAND gives an overview of questions that confront every parent, educator & deaf person in America...how do we transmit deaf culture, who teaches ...
autorMargaret Walworth, Donald F. Moores, Terrence J. O'Rourke, 1992
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Webster's II New College Dictionary
freedom. of. the. seas. •. freeze. -etching. 446 civil rights. 4. Exemption from unpleasant or oneious conditions. 5. Free will <the freedom to do as one wi-hes • 6. Ease or facility in movement. 7. Boldness or frankness <the new heedom in films ...
autorHoughton Mifflin Company, Webster, 1999
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Keys to Drawing
Place a vase of flowers before you and begin with a free hand gesture sketch of the entire subject. Develop certain areas a little further and then shift to the control grip to delineate some of the petals, leaves, shadows, and tones therein.
autorBert Dodson, 1990
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A Gambling Guide:
If a player receives a ban-ban, he is deemed to have won his bet tripled from the dealer immediately, unless the dealer receives a ban-ban (a tie) or a free hand ( an escape). If the dealer receives a ban-ban, he is deemed to have won all ...
autorNicolae Sfetcu, 2014
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Statistical Methods (Combined)
The smooth curve so drawn is called a free-hand curve. It may be noted that the free-hand curve depends entirely on individual judgement, and may either be a straight line or a curved line. If the pattern of points is linear, the equation of a ...
autorDas
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That Greece Might Still be Free: The Philhellenes in the War ...
The initiative failed mainly because Russia felt that she was entitled to what would later have been called 'a free hand in Greece'. The Russians felt that since Austria had been given a free hand to solve the situation in Italy, and France had  ...
autorWilliam St. Clair, Roderick Beaton, 2008
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A Grand Strategy for America
Selective engagement will do more to advance the spread of democracy, protect human rights, avert mass murder in civil wars, and mitigate the adverse effects of global warming than would a free hand approach. If implemented with the ...
autorRobert J. Art, 2003
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Ironclaw
What is a “Free Hand”? A wizard must have one hand free to cast a spell or suffer a penalty of +1 Magic Point cost. (Targeting Spells require a free hand to be cast at all) For example, a combatant with a shield in one hand and a sword in the ...
autorJason Holmgren, 1999
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Pocket Oxford American Dictionary and Thesaurus
... private businesses compete with each other. free fall unrestricted downward movement under the force of gravity. free-for-all a disorganized situation in which everyone may take part. free-form not in a regular or formal structure. a free hand  ...
autorOxford University Press, 2010
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Ultrasound Imaging: Advances and Applications
A free-hand system can be also used to acquire BUS images for 3D Ultrasound. This strategy is more flexible than the robotic system presented above since it allows image acquisition with unconstrained movement. In general, a free-hand US ...
autorJoão Miguel Sanches, Andrew F. Laine, Jasjit S. Suri, 2011
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A FREE HAND»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term a free hand is used in the context of the following news items.
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Edward Snowden's a hero says Pavel Durov behind Telegram app …
'Why should we let terror have a free hand because of modern forms of communication? We don't want an atrocity to happen in Britain because ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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Enjoying the run
He used to just give all of us a free hand. Also most of the other actors in the film are from National School of Drama. They are trained actors ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
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Alexei Bayer: Obama's soft power
... Confederate states were given a free hand to impose Jim Crow laws, discriminate, segregate and oppress their African-American citizens. «Kyiv Post, Jul 15»
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Nigerians rage over Buhari's lop-sided appointments
... do the retooling of the economy as Nigerians are expecting him to do, he must be allowed a free hand to choose those he wants to work with, ... «BusinessDay, Jul 15»
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Land should not be acquired without farmers' consent: Parkash …
The Chief Minister opined that the state should be given a free hand for fixing market price of the land to be acquired and that price should be ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
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What happens after the Greek vote
But, in the longer term, the "yes" would prolong the agony of the country, and would give a free hand to the disastrous inability of Germany to ... «Open Democracy, Jul 15»
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Sugata Marjit to take over as the new Vice Chancellor of Calcutta …
The university authority has a free hand to deal with such situatons and mantain academic environment,” Chatterjee said. While Das's ... «The Indian Express, Jul 15»
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Harish Khare
He managed to persuade Comrade Bardhan to give him a free hand so that he could put up something different from a drab party structure. «Chandigarh Tribune, Jul 15»
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Rhea Kapoor to work on Modern Family's Indian remake
Anil says he likes to give a free hand to his younger daughter, Rhea, when it comes to production. “We are all there [for Rhea]. But ultimately ... «Hindustan Times, Jul 15»
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Iran regime's dirty tricks in Iraq
... and the on-going appeasement policy of the United States towards Iran, the mullahs in Tehran have been given a free hand in Iraq. «NCR-Iran.org, Jul 15»
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