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Meaning of "reject the plan out of hand"



 
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Meaning of "reject the plan out of hand" #1 (permalink) Fri Apr 28, 2006 12:08 pm   Meaning of "reject the plan out of hand"
 

Business Idiom in English, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #138 "Ways of disagreeing", question 8

I regret I have no choice but to reject the plan out of ..........

(a) power
(b) court
(c) hand
(d) grip

Business Idiom in English, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #138 "Ways of disagreeing", answer 8

I regret I have no choice but to reject the plan out of hand.

Correct answer: (c) hand
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What's the meaning of "reject the plan out of hand".
I've seen a number of similar expressions on newspapers but can't clearly understand the meaning.

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Out of hand #2 (permalink) Fri Apr 28, 2006 12:22 pm   Out of hand
 

'To reject the plan out of hand' means to refuse to accept it at once or without hesitation.

To get out of hand:
Inflation has got out of hand means that inflation is uncontrollable.
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