hand over fist


hand over fist
if you make or lose money hand over fist, you make or lose large amounts of it very quickly.

Business was good and we were making money hand over fist.


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  • hand over fist — {adv. phr.}, {informal} Fast and in large amounts. * /Fred may get a pony for Christmas because his father is making money hand over fist./ * /Business is so bad that the store on the corner is losing money hand over fist./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hand over fist — {adv. phr.}, {informal} Fast and in large amounts. * /Fred may get a pony for Christmas because his father is making money hand over fist./ * /Business is so bad that the store on the corner is losing money hand over fist./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Hand over fist — Fist Fist (f[i^]st), n. [OE. fist, fust, AS. f[=y]st; akin to D. vuist, OHG. f[=u]st, G. faust, and prob. to L. pugnus, Gr. pygmh fist, py x with the fist. Cf. {Pugnacious}, {Pigmy}.] 1. The hand with the fingers doubled into the palm; the closed …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hand over fist — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hand over fist — adverb at a tremendous rate made money hand over fist * * * adverb : quickly and in large amounts began to make money hand over fist * * * hand over fist With steady and rapid gain • • • Main Entry: ↑hand * * * hand over fist …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hand Over Fist — Infobox Album | Name = Hand Over Fist Type = studio Longtype = (demo) Artist = Reuben (as Angel ) | Released = 2000 Genre = Rock, Metal Label = self released Last album = Betrayed Demo (1999) This album = Hand Over Fist (2000) Next album = Pilot… …   Wikipedia

  • hand\ over\ fist — adv. phr. informal Fast and in large amounts. Fred may get a pony for Christmas because his father is making money hand over fist. Business is so bad that the store on the corner is losing money hand over fist …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hand over fist — mod. repeatedly and energetically, especially as with taking in money in a great volume. □ We were taking in fees hand over fist, and the people were lined up for blocks. □ The money came in hand over fist at the BO …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • hand over fist — adverb Date: 1825 quickly and in large amounts < making money hand over fist > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hand over fist — adverb Quickly or in great quantity, especially in reference to earning money. He didnt earn much, but the company seemed to rake in money hand over fist …   Wiktionary