Idiom: out of hand
— The party got out of hand and they had to call the police.
— These calls from telemarketers early on Sunday mornings have gotten out of hand.
— My father’s drinking is getting out of hand so were trying to persuade him to get help.
— The things that fraternities are forcing their pledges to do are out of hand and numerous students have died in recent years from alcohol poisoning.
— My request to work from home once a week was rejected out of hand, so I’m thinking about quitting.
— We dismissed our 10-year-old son's plea to stay up until midnight to watch the football game out of hand because it was a school night.
— The salesperson refused my attempt to return a pair of shoes out of hand because I'd worn them but I was able to show the manager they were defective.
— Please don't dismiss an employee's comments out of hand because they will not feel valued and will become resentful.
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