The new hand is not always better than the last they were dealt.
I have dealt to the best of my ability with such crises and threats, both inherited and new, as have come my way.
We were careful with how we dealt with suspected patients and what we did with our primitive coverings, it was steamy.
He dealt drugs, was addicted to cocaine by the time he was 13, and found himself constantly in trouble with the law.
Of course Obama has been dealt an historically tough hand, and there is plenty of blame to shovel across the political aisle.
The only article in which Silas dealt, that was not hard, was gingerbread.
He dealt with the question on theological, legal and social grounds.
Bert grasped the man he had selected by the throat, and dealt him a stunning blow on the head with the butt of his revolver.
There was a certain tenderness in his hands, as in his voice, when he dealt with children.
Other exceptions will, no doubt, from time to time occur, which can only be dealt with as they arise.
from Old English dæl "part, share, quantity, amount," from Proto-Germanic *dailaz (cf. Old Norse deild, Old Frisian del, Dutch deel, Old High German and German teil, Gothic dails "part, share"), from PIE *dail- "to divide" (cf. Old Church Slavonic delu "part," Lithuanian dalis).
Business sense of "transaction, bargain" is 1837, originally slang. Meaning "an amount" is from 1560s. New Deal is from F.D. Roosevelt speech of July 1932. Big deal is 1928; ironic use first recorded 1951 in "Catcher in the Rye." Deal breaker is attested by 1975.
"plank or board of pine," c.1400, from Low German (cf. Middle Low German dele), from Proto-Germanic *theljon, from PIE root *tel- "ground, floor." An Old English derivative was þelu "hewn wood, board, flooring."
Old English dælan "to divide, distribute, separate, share, bestow, dispense," from the source of deal (n.). Meaning "to distribute cards before a game" is from 1520s. To deal with "handle" is attested from mid-15c. Related: Dealt; dealing.