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turn your hand to (doing) something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishturn your hand to (doing) somethingturn your hand to (doing) somethingTRY TO DO OR GET somethingto do something well, even if it is the first time you have tried Larry’s one of those men who can turn their hand to anything. hand
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turn your hand to (doing) somethingFriday marks the start of a new music programme as Channel 4 turns its hand to dance.She can also turn her hand to mending and spotting.Roth also turned his hand to poetry, his best-known volume being, as you no doubt guessed, his Shit Poems.I have turned my hand to trying a bit of writing and I keep meaning to take it up again.Adam Burns was probably good at everything he turned his hand to.Adult women could often turn their hand to more than one form of casual employment.She turned her hand to short stories, getting two published in the early 1990s.He has had to be able to turn his hand to almost anything.
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