He handled the foreign-policy questions competently and remained calm in the face of the full fire of the vice president.
Do you have any regrets about the way that dissent was handled then?
Central questions of gender and ethnicity are handled with a delicate clarity.
At Fox, news anchors Bret Baier and Shepard Smith handled the news.
“They handled the crowd management, I have to say, pretty well overall,” Baumel added.
He handled with dexterity the black horse that he rode and whose spirit seemed no wise abated by the long road it had traveled.
I had handled thousands and thousands before, and never felt that way.
She adjudged the case on its merits, as it would be handled by an administrator of the law—the common law we all must keep.
All these things and anything that develops from them shall be handled carefully.
Sam handled the machine like a veteran and even showed what he could do by making a small figure eight and a spiral dip.
Old English handle, formed from hand (n.) with instrumental suffix -le indicating a tool in the way thimble was formed from thumb. The slang sense of "nickname" is first recorded 1870, originally U.S., from earlier expressions about adding a handle to (one's) name, i.e. a title such as Mister or Sir, attested from 1833. To fly off the handle (1833) is a figurative reference to an ax head (to be off the handle "be excited" is recorded from 1825, American English). To get a handle on "get control of" is first recorded 1972.
Old English handlian "to touch or move with the hands," also "deal with, discuss;" see handle (n.). Akin to Old Norse höndla "to seize, capture," Danish handle "to trade, deal," German handeln "to bargain, trade." Related: Handled; handling. Meaning "to act towards (someone) in a certain manner" (usually with hostility or roughness) is from c.1200. The commercial sense was weaker in English than in some other Germanic languages, but it emerged in American English (1888) from the notion of something passing through one's hands, and cf. handler.
To cope with; manage; hack: He can handle Tom's temper tantrums very well/ My wife left me and I don't know how to handle it (1970s+)