talk to the hand

talk to the hand


A rude interjection meant to interrupt and dismiss what another person is saying. (Sometimes written or spoken in longer forms, such as, “talk to the hand, because the face isn’t listening,” or the like.)


Dad: “Sarah, would you mind cleaning up the—” Sarah: “Talk to the hand, Dad! I’ve got too much going on to be dealing with chores around the house!”

All of us were aghast when Jonathan turned to the police officer and said, “Talk to the hand, ’cause the face ain’t interested!”



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does the idiom ‘talk to the hand’ mean?

The idiom ‘talk to the hand’ means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”

How do you use ‘talk to the hand’ in a sentence?

Example usage of idiom ‘talk to the hand’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.

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