get out of hand

get out of hand
lose control

The going away party was beginning to get out of hand so they asked everyone to leave.


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  • get out of hand — if a situation gets out of hand, it cannot be controlled any more. Things got a little out of hand at the party and three windows were broken. In my first year at college my drinking got a bit out of hand …   New idioms dictionary

  • get out of hand — I need to cut my fingernails before they get too out of hand …   English expressions

  • get out of hand —    If a person or situation gets out of hand, they cannot be controlled any longer.     During the student demonstration, things got out of hand and several shop windows were broken …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • get out of hand — See: OUT OF HAND, OUT OF CONTROL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get out of hand — See: OUT OF HAND, OUT OF CONTROL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get\ out\ of\ hand — See: out of hand, out of control …   Словарь американских идиом

  • out of hand — {adv. phr.} 1. Out of control. * /Bobby s birthday party got out of hand and the children were naughty./ * /Small puppies often get out of hand./ 2. Suddenly, quickly without examination of possible truth or merit; without any consideration.… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out of hand — {adv. phr.} 1. Out of control. * /Bobby s birthday party got out of hand and the children were naughty./ * /Small puppies often get out of hand./ 2. Suddenly, quickly without examination of possible truth or merit; without any consideration.… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out\ of\ hand — adv. phr. 1. Out of control. Bobby s birthday party got out of hand and the children were naughty. Small puppies often get out of hand. 2. Suddenly, quickly without examination of possible truth or merit; without any consideration. Often used… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • out of hand — 1. adverb a) Immediately. He bad to open wyde his brazen gate, / Which long time had bene shut, and out of hond / Proclaymed ioy and peace through all his state [...]. b) Without thought or consideration. He dismissed the idea out of hand. 2 …   Wiktionary

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