From hand to hand

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

See also: Hand

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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.
Organizers say that when the booklet is passed from hand to hand, it is like oil spread upon a raging sea, the calm flows outward and outward.
The fourth-graders were busy responding for the most part, but there was a light buzz of talking and snickering while some "Satoru loves Mika" notes surreptitiously passed from hand to hand. There was no harsh regimentation--no ramrod straight spines and textbooks held at arm's length at exactly the proper angle, as in the old films and photographs.