At second hand



the hand that indicates the seconds on a clock or watch.
an assistant or helper, as to a worker or foreman.
at second hand, from or through an intermediate source or means; secondhand:
She had the news at second hand.
noun
a pointer on the face of a timepiece that indicates the seconds Compare hour hand, minute hand
Received from some source other than the original. For example, I learned of Mary’s divorce at second hand. This phrase may be applied to information or to previously owned merchandise. [ 1400s ]
Also see: at first hand
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