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Meaning of a heavy hand in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A HEAVY HAND

a heavy hand play
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WHAT DOES A HEAVY HAND MEAN IN ENGLISH?

definitionDefinition of a heavy hand in the English dictionary

The definition of a heavy hand in the dictionary is tyranny, persecution, or oppression.

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ENGLISH WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A HEAVY HAND

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

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WORDS RELATING TO «A HEAVY HAND»

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Translation of «a heavy hand» into 20 languages

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TRANSLATION OF A HEAVY HAND

Find out the translation of a heavy hand to 20 languages with our English multilingual translator.
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The translations of a heavy hand from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «a heavy hand» in English.
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zh

Translator English - Chinese

出重手
1,325 millions of speakers
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es

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mano dura
550 millions of speakers
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en

Translator English - English

a heavy hand
510 millions of speakers
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hi

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एक भारी हाथ
380 millions of speakers
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ar

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اليد الثقيلة
280 millions of speakers
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ru

Translator English - Russian

тяжелая рука
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pt

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uma mão pesada
270 millions of speakers
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fr

Translator English - French

une main lourde
220 millions of speakers
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de

Translator English - German

eine schwere Hand
180 millions of speakers
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ja

Translator English - Japanese

重い手
130 millions of speakers
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ko

Translator English - Korean

무거운 손
85 millions of speakers
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vi

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một bàn tay nặng
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it

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una mano pesante
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pl

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ciężka ręka
50 millions of speakers
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uk

Translator English - Ukrainian

важка рука
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ro

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o mână grea
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el

Translator English - Greek

ένα βαρύ χέρι
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af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n swaar hand
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sv

Translator English - Swedish

en tung hand
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no

Translator English - Norwegian

en tung hånd
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Trends of use of a heavy hand

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A HEAVY HAND»

The term «a heavy hand» is quite widely used and occupies the 24.342 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «A HEAVY HAND» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a heavy hand

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A HEAVY HAND»

Discover the use of a heavy hand in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to a heavy hand and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Signing With a Heavy Hand and Heart, Love Mommy: A Journey ...
This is what I was born to do. I have won many awards for my work. The awards I've won have been great, but my biggest award is knowing that my message is being delivered and knowing that I might be helping so many people and unborn babies.
autorSondra A. Torres, Chanel E. Torres, 2013
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The Complete Concordance to Shakspere: Being a Verbal Index ...
... a heavy hand — 1т. a so long, lies heavy on me — т. S ein* so heavy In his bosom Richard II, \. i ILS Ii. iL Ч Üi. ï iii. ;i Üi. 4 It. i lv. 1 iv. 1 V. 1 a heavy sentence, my most sovereign — so heavy sad, as, though in thinking ... ., ----nt make* me with ...
autorMary Cowden- Clarke, 1870
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A Collection of Confusible Phrases
First Russia turns on the heat in the Middle E^ast and then it is China's turn to make the running. have a heavy hand have a light hand have a heavy hand be harshly oppressive; inclined to punish severely: Sykes was known in the department ...
autorYuri Dolgopolov, 2004
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The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition
This use of weather likens a commotion to a storm. [Mid-19005] heavy hand, with a 1. In a clumsy manner, as in You can't use that delicate equipment with a heavy hand. [Mid-16005] 2. Overbearingly or severely, as in Children brought up with ...
autorChristine Ammer, 2013
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The Complete Concordance to Shakspeare: Being a Verbal Index ...
iv. l the graceless action of a heavy hand - iv. 3 so long. lies heavy on me - v.3 sins so heavy in his bosom .. .. . . . Richunl H. i. 2 a heavy sentence, my most sovereign — i. 3 so heavy sad. as though in thinking ._ ii. 2 makes me with heavy  ...
autor‎1845
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Parish sermons. [1st]
And oh, what heavy hands the world lays upon its slaves ! Disappointment has a heavy hand. Care has a heavy hand. Poverty has a heavy hand. Sickness has a heavy hand. Death has a heavy hand. Above all, sin has a heavy hand. But the ...
autorJames Aspinall, 1854
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A Dictionary of the English and German, and the German and ...
-h-Zren. tohear with difficulty; ein Gegarb nahen. to he hard of hearing, rather heals eme -e Hand haben/ to ltave a heavy hand, to be a hard bitter; - Athem hoten, to fetch breath heavily, to have short breath, with labour; mit --en Schritten gehen ...
autorJoseph Leonhard Hilpert, Ernst Friedrich Kärcher, 1857
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Wordsworth Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
To be victor without the slightest difficulty. The allusion is to horse-racing ; if the jockey wins with his hands down it shows that he had not had to worry himself — he had a " walk-over." With a heavy hand. Oppressively ; without sparing. " To rule ...
autorEbenezer Cobham Brewer, 2001
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Dictionary of the English/Creole of Trinidad & Tobago: On ...
Conversely, a dentist who causes pain to a patient during a tooth extraction is believed to have a “heavy” hand. (Mahabir 2000:11) 4 adj Of tongue or speech, unclear; indistinct. ◊ They said she had spoken about strange places. But her tongue ...
autorLise Winer, 2009
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Cassell英语常用词组用法词典
(You shouldn't waitj heavy weather of our job. tfc^J&ISAftfalft ftlftff • ) □ with a heavy hand 1. Vf-fflik ; JRfaJUfe 2. it IftJft 3. ; #ttJtfe (Tom always dealt with such a problem with a heavy hand\ nfcatajfiaiufci^ii**^* PS4) ! ) • with a heavy heart ...
autorRosalind Fergusson, 2003
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A HEAVY HAND»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term a heavy hand is used in the context of the following news items.
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Mizu Japanese Steakhouse in Syracuse impresses: Dining Out …
Here again, we were unnecessarily wary of a heavy hand with salt/soy sauce. Both starchy sides were flavorful without a dominant salty taste. «Syracuse.com, Jul 15»
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As Hong Kong marks 18 years since handover, many not proud to …
Among the honorees were a former police chief known for handling demonstrations with a heavy hand. Poll figures released by the University ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
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Kylie Jenner Would Really Like You To Look At Her $2.7 Million …
While I personally have a hard time believing that Momager™ Kris Jenner didn't have a heavy hand in the planning and decorating, mostly ... «Crushable, Jul 15»
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Giving Gyan
... then agree to seek help. He's young enough for your parents to insist on it. Gentle persuasion, not a heavy hand, is your best bet. Good luck. «Mumbai Mirror, Jul 15»
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Westpac invests in US bitcoin start-up Coinbase
Citing the lack of a heavy hand and ambiguity towards the popular digital currency, newly launched Bitcoin Exchange based in Sydney ... «LeapRate, Jun 15»
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Democrat running for governor won't support education leader
While the state education board chooses Louisiana's superintendent, the governor has traditionally had a heavy hand in making the selection. «New Orleans CityBusiness, Jun 15»
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Wrightsville Beach chef isn't going anywhere
Don't expect a heavy hand though; Overman prefers to let quality ingredients speak for themselves. “The ocean makes certain things taste so ... «StarNewsOnline.com, Jun 15»
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Spider-Man Reboot To Have A John Hughes Vibe And New Villains
Marvel head Kevin Feige – who's overseen every aspect of the highly successful Marvel Cinematic Universe – will have a heavy hand in ... «We Got This Covered, Jun 15»
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Dying of hopelessness?
Her father was a heavy drinker and had a heavy hand when it came to discipline. Whenever one of the kids got in trouble, it was his practice to ... «Casper Journal, Jun 15»
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Eternal vigilance price for freedom: Coomi Kapoor's book on the …
... how Indira Gandhi stifled the media, went with a heavy hand against the judiciary and arrested all her political opponents", Kapoor told PTI. «Economic Times, Jun 15»
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