hat in hand

hat in hand
adverb Date: 1851 in an attitude of respectful humility <
have to go hat in hand to apologize
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  • hat in hand — adverb : in an attitude of respectful humility have to apologize hat in hand * * * used to indicate an attitude of humility standing on the stoop of his ex wife s house, hat in hand * * * hat in hand (US) (or Brit cap in hand) : asking or begging …   Useful english dictionary

  • hat in hand — with an attitude of respect for someone powerful. The Secretary of Defense must go to Congress, hat in hand, to get approval to close military bases. Usage notes: said about someone who is hoping to get something they want Etymology: based on the …   New idioms dictionary

  • hat in hand — {adv. phr.}, {informal} In a humble and respectful manner. * /They went hat in hand to the old woman to ask for her secret recipe./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hat in hand — {adv. phr.}, {informal} In a humble and respectful manner. * /They went hat in hand to the old woman to ask for her secret recipe./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hat in hand — adverb With humility; in an apologetic or self effacing fashion. He came back the next day, hat in hand, to correct the problem he left behind …   Wiktionary

  • hat\ in\ hand — adv. phr. informal In a humble and respectful manner. They went hat in hand to the old woman to ask for her secret recipe …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hat in hand — humble, almost begging    If he doesn t find a job in town, he ll return to us, hat in hand …   English idioms

  • Hat Kopf, Hand, Fuss und Herz — Hat Kopf, Hand, Fuss und Herz, Aquarell und Feder auf Baumwolle, über Karton geklebt, 1930, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen, Düsseldorf Hat Kopf, Hand, Fuss und Herz ist ein Aquarell von Paul Klee. Es wurde 1930 vom Maler geschaffen. Die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hat in hand — see cap in hand at cap. → hat …   English new terms dictionary

  • hat in hand — while surrendering …   English contemporary dictionary

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