|hands are tied
||be unable to act because others are in control, out of our hands
||I'm in favor of public health care but my hands are tied. I have to wait for a government decision.
||easily, no contest
||The captain of the team said, "We won hands down - 6 to 1."
||practice doing a task by working with your hands
||In shop class, we get hands-on experience in car maintenance.
||put your hands above your head, reach for the sky
||"Hands up, everybody!" the thief shouted as he entered the bank.
||stay near, be with, hang out
||Don't hang around with that gang. They steal cars.
|hang in there
||continue, persevere, be patient, keep on
||Hang in there until the doctor comes. He'll relieve your pain.
||be calm, relax, do not be uptight
||In Hawaii, they tell the tourists to hang loose - to relax.
||wait, hold on
||Hang on a second. I have one more question to do.
|hang on every word
||listen carefully to every word that is said
||When Mr. Frye spoke, we would hang on every word. We listened.
|hang on like grim death
||be determined or resolute, not quit
||In the presidential election, Gore was hanging on like grim death.