Idiom: hand down something
Idiom: hand down something (hand something down)
- to give a used item to another person
Note: this is often used describe giving a used ite to a younger person in a family.
- I’m the fourth girl in the family so almost all my clothes are handed down to me.
- This printer was handed down to us from the accounting department.
- My aunt has such nice clothes and handbags, we're always so grateful when she hands something down.
- The kids tease me because some of the clothes handed down to me are out of style.
- "Are you handing all of these pairs of shoes down to your sister?" "No, we're giving them away to charity."
- My engagement ring was handed down for three generations of my husband's family.
- That's a gorgeous beaded jacket. Where did you get it?" "It's a vintage jacket handed down from my great-grandmother."
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