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Change hands   /tʃeɪndʒ hændz/   Listen
Change hands

Be transferred to another owner.  Synonym: change owners.

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"Change hands" Quotes from Famous Books

... suggest, however, that you exercise the same caution in showing me that part of your quid pro quo which you have doubtless in readiness; the other part is in my pocket ready for you to sign; and after that, the three little papers can change hands simultaneously." ...
— Mr. Justice Raffles • E. W. Hornung

... are still inhabited by very poor people, though the walls have great cracks in them from top to bottom, and they are otherwise in a deplorable state. A large cattle and horse market is held at Chilian every Saturday, and it is said that, on these occasions, 100,000 dollars frequently change hands in the course of the morning, in the open market-place. All the business of the day was over by the time we got there, and there was nothing to be seen but a few stray beasts and quaint bullock-carts, and some peasants selling refreshments, minaque lace, and other trifles. In several of the old-fashioned ...
— A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam' • Annie Allnut Brassey

... coming down, but Hoover lost his hold trying to change hands for tapping, and Young dropped the knife he was knocking with, and slipped fishing for ...
— The Young Railroaders - Tales of Adventure and Ingenuity • Francis Lovell Coombs

... opportunity, and who purchased the estates of the refugees—often at the price 'of an old song'—generally cultivate anti-Republican politics, for they have the best of reasons to be suspicious of the 'great and glorious principles' by virtue of which property was made to change hands so unceremoniously at the close of ...
— Two Summers in Guyenne • Edward Harrison Barker

Words linked to "Change hands" :   displace, accrue, vest, return, pass, fall, change owners, devolve, move

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