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old hand

noun as in experienced person


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Dixon, the old hand at 40, knows it’s very early in the race and seems content to relax, put his car on speed control and sit in third.

She is an old hand at this nerve-racking experience, having gone through it with Perseverance’s predecessors Curiosity, Spirit, and Opportunity.

President Obama is an old hand at absorbing attacks from his left flank.

On Sunday a wise old hand who had seen it all expresses a sense of exasperation about the impasse in the Middle East.

Jane Lynch is an old hand at award show speeches, having nabbed an Emmy in August.

Like a Washington old-hand, Brown knows that all the attention is good for the coffers.

Another old hand, Henry Kaufman, once the most respected economists on Wall Street, is sounding a similar theme.

"You must be a very old hand in the business," said the captive, with a laugh.

Jasper pulled his shaky old hand through her arm, and half-carried, half-dragged him down to the parlor.

Down came a shaking, hot old hand in a rough caress, and up a gallant young tail to wave like a banner.

I shouldn't ha' dared to have tried that on an old hand—begging your pardon; I mean a real—a scoundrel.

The reader must judge for himself whether this first paper is the work of an old hand or a novice.

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On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to old hand, such as: old-timer, expert, longtimer, old guard, old soldier, and old stager.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.