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light-handed

[lahyt-han-did] /ˈlaɪtˈhæn dɪd/
adjective
2.
having the hands lightly or only slightly encumbered, as with parcels or bundles.
3.
having a light touch; handling things delicately and deftly.
Origin of light-handed
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English
Related forms
light-handedly, adverb
light-handedness, noun
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