dab hand


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dab hand

n.
A person skilled in a particular activity; an expert: a dab hand at gardening.

dab hand

n
informal Brit a person who is particularly skilled at something; expert: a dab hand at chess.
[C17: perhaps from dab1 (vb)]
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dab hand

noun (Brit. informal) expert, master, ace (informal), buff (informal), wizard, adept, whizz (informal), boffin (Brit. informal), hotshot (informal), past master, maven (U.S.), fundi (S. African), dabster (dialect) She was a dab hand at solving difficult puzzles.

dab hand

noun
A person with a high degree of knowledge or skill in a particular field:
Informal: whiz.
Slang: crackerjack.
Chiefly British: dab.
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