From hand to hand

Also found in: Idioms.
from one person to another.
- Job xvii. 9.

See also: Hand

References in classic literature ?
The islanders, who only smoke a whiff or two at a time, and at long intervals, and who keep their pipes going from hand to hand continually, regarded my systematic smoking of four or five pipefuls of tobacco in succession, as something quite wonderful.
I was handed from hand to hand to hand, and each one was telling me a different story.