Idiom:  hand down something

Meaning

Idiom:  hand down something (hand something down)

  • to give a used item to another person 

Note:  this is often used describe giving a used ite to a younger person in a family.


Example sentences

  • I’m the fourth girl in the family so almost all my clothes are handed down to me.
  • This printer was handed down to us from the accounting department.
  • My aunt has such nice clothes and handbags, we're always so grateful when she hands something down.

  • The kids tease me because some of the clothes handed down to me are out of style.

  • "Are you handing all of these pairs of shoes down to your sister?" "No, we're giving them away to charity."

  • My engagement ring was handed down for three generations of my husband's family.

  • That's a gorgeous beaded jacket. Where did you get it?"  "It's a vintage jacket handed down from my great-grandmother."

Synonyms

  • give away

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