Give someone the back of one’s hand = Reject or feel contempt

, 駁回, 否決, 輕蔑, 鄙視



You have given those who sought to assure that the persons responsible would be held accountable the back of your hand.


您否決了那些嘗試確保負責的人會被要求承擔責任的人的行為, 言論


您鄙視了那些嘗試確保負責的人會被責任追究的人的行為, 言論


您駁回了那些嘗試確保負責的人都得為自己的行為負責的人的行為, 言論.


Unimpressed with him, she gave the back of her hand to his suggestion. This phrase is usually the object of a verb such as give or show. [Second half of 1700s]


Back of the hand similarly means “an insult” in the term back-handed compliment (see under left-handed compliment).

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