LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||11/AGO/2007 9:18 PM|
|Assunto:||Out of hand = de imediato/logo/sem demora|
"... are best eaten out of hand" = "[frutas] ... melhor comê-las de imediato/logo"
–out of hand adverb 1 : without delay, hesitation, or preparation : FORTHWITH, PROMPTLY <hanged the man out of hand without waiting for trial> <dismissed the traditional logic out of hand --J.A.Passmore> 2 : done with <the business was finally out of hand> 3 : out of control <let his temper get out of hand> <the children got out of hand and had to be spanked>
[Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged on CD]
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