Basic Guidelines For English Spellings
(in euchre or quadrille) a hand played against the rest, or a player playing such a hand.
- play a lone hand
Act on one's own without help.‘he handled it without involving us—he chose to play a lone hand’
- ‘Since a real-life friar would probably not play a lone hand in the manner of Brother Cadfael, we can deduce that this drastic action was approved by the Abbey authorities.’
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