[handz-on, -awn] /ˈhændzˈɒn, -ˈɔn/
characterized by or involved in active personal participation in an activity; individual and direct:
a workshop to give children hands-on experience with computers.
requiring manual operation, control, adjustment, or the like; not automatic or computerized:
The hands-on telephone switchboard is almost obsolete.
involving practical experience of equipment, etc: hands-on training in the use of computers
also hands on, as an adjective, by 1969.
[hahyn-der] /ˈhaɪn dər/ adjective 1. situated at the rear or back; posterior: the hinder part of a carcass. noun 2. Chiefly Northern and North Midland U.S. the buttocks. /ˈhɪndə/ verb 1. to be or get in the way of (someone or something); hamper 2. (transitive) to prevent /ˈhaɪndə/ adjective 1. (prenominal) situated at or further […]
- More in line
[in-lahyn, in-lahyn] /ˌɪnˈlaɪn, ˈɪnˌlaɪn/ adjective 1. (of an internal-combustion engine) having the cylinders ranged side by side in one or more rows along the crankshaft. adjective 1. denoting a linked sequence of manufacturing processes 2. denoting an internal-combustion engine having its cylinders arranged in a line
- More often than not
Also, often as not. Fairly frequently, more than or at least half the time, as in More often than not we’ll have dinner in the den, or Dean and Chris agree on travel plans, often as not. [ First half of 1900s ]
- More in sorrow than in anger
Saddened rather than infuriated by someone’s behavior. For example, When Dad learned that Jack had stolen a car, he looked at him more in sorrow than in anger. This expression first appeared in 1603 in Shakespeare’s Hamlet (1:2), where Horatio describes to Hamlet the appearance of his father’s ghost: “A countenance more in sorrow than […]