Idiom:  hand something over


Idiom:  hand something (someone) over / hand something (someone) over

  • give something (or someone) to someone else

Example sentences

— The policeman stopped the car for speeding and asked the driver to hand over his driver's license and insurance.

— The robber told the bank to hand over the money immediately or he’d shoot the hostage.

— The state police handed over the suspect to federal investigators for prosecution.

— The children were handed over to the state and put in foster care after their parents died in a traffic accident.

— We hope the outgoing president will hand over power to the new leader without any problems or delays.

— I need to hand over some of my responsibilities to the new affiliate relations specialist because I'm too busy to do everything myself.

— After the ceasefire, all of the rebels were required to hand over their weapons.

— Internet thieves are becoming more and more adept at getting people to hand over their passwords and personal information in order to steal their identities.

— When you check-in the hotel you'll have to hand over your passport for a few hours while they register you with the police.


  • fork over
  • pass on

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