It is this record that is shaping the way the governments in the Middle East are handling the anti-American unrest.
For an article in the Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology, the author must fork over $650 for “handling.”
An inquiry launched into the handling of the case should make clear whether that lethargy amounted to deliberate neglect.
And a year and half into the Obama administration, the public is already impatient with the president's handling of the economy.
His handling of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has turned the relationship sour, almost overnight.
The handling of forests is a business just as the growing of corn is a business.
I am paid a certain sum for handling the money devoted to your support.
He was fortunately stationed at the gun of which Jacob was captain, and the old sailor took pains to instruct him in handling it.
His handling of the servants of the Cunard Company during the voyage was masterly.
The activity and strength of the Frenchman were so great that a skilful pugilist would have found difficulty in handling him.
Old English handlung "action of touching or feeling," from handlian (see handle (v.)). Meaning "way in which something handles" (especially a motor vehicle) is from 1962.
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+)