Idiom: lay a hand on someone
— If my husband ever lays a hand on me, I will leave him immediately and never return.
— His father used to lay a hand on him almost everyday—until he grew up and was big enough hit back.
— No one laid a hand on my son again after he started martial arts training.
— The paparazzi are really aggressive but if you lay a hand on one of them, they will absolutely sue you for assault.
— The first time my girlfriend laid a hand on me I was so embarrassed I didn't know what to do.
— The politician made a fist as if he was about to lay a hand on the reporter but then he put his hand down and composed himself.
— Corporal punishment is not permitted at this school. If you ever lay a hand on any child again, I will make sure you're fired immediately.
— Joking about laying a hand on your spouse is not funny at all. I cannot believe anyone would laugh as a joke like that in this day and age.
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