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Dead Hand

(A). A first-rate. One that would dead-beat. (See Mortmain.)

“First-rate work it was too; he was always a dead hand at splitting.” —Boldrewood: Robbery Under Arms, xv.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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