To hold hand

to compete successfully or on even conditions.
- Locke.

See also: Hand

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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ACTOR Martin Freeman said some Sherlock fans felt "betrayed" when his and Benedict Cumberbatch's characters failed to hold hands and come out as gay.
The idea was to get six million Americans to hold hands and form a line stretching from New York City to Long Beach, California on May 25, 1986.
Mark Stewart, a royal photographer, previously told the publication that Markle and Prince Harry are not afraid to hold hands or show their affection in public.
Is it too much to expect after 20 years of marriage to still want to hold hands or even kiss?
Now he texts all the time, hangs on my every word and always wants to hold hands or kiss.
The myth you are not allowed to hold hands in public in the UAE has also made people EoACAystressed ' said Kayed.
There is nothing in the rubrics that directs people to hold hands during the Eucharistic Prayer or the Our Father.
Another reason for Grierson's confusion is that BYU is more lenient with single, straight students--almost encouraging them to hold hands at many church-sponsored "young adult dances." "It's a complete double standard," he says.
Players standing on the circle are now asked to hold hands, forming a fence or pen surrounding the jamaquacks.
Children love to hold hands and see how many of them it takes to go all the way around.
Prince Harry was caught on video ( ignoring his wife's effort to hold hands.
Harold Luty, 86, used to visit wife Mary, 87, every day at her nursing home to hold hands and talk.