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Language: Old English
Origin: handgeweorc 'hand-work'

handiwork

noun
     
hand‧i‧work [uncountable]

somebody's handiwork

a) something that someone has made or done using their hands in a skilful way:
She stood back and admired her handiwork.
b) something that someone has done or caused:
The explosion looks like the handiwork of terrorists.

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