put one's hand to the plow

put one's hand to the plow
put (or set) one's hand to the plow
embark on a task
Origin:
with biblical allusion to Luke 9:62

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • put one's hand to the plow — or[set one s hand to the plow] {v. phr.} To start doing something of importance; give yourself to a big job. * /We felt that he had put his hand to the plow, and we didn t like it when he quit./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put one's hand to the plow — or[set one s hand to the plow] {v. phr.} To start doing something of importance; give yourself to a big job. * /We felt that he had put his hand to the plow, and we didn t like it when he quit./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put\ one's\ hand\ to\ the\ plow — • put one s hand to the plow • set one s hand to the plow v. phr. To start doing something of importance; give yourself to a big job. We felt that he had put his hand to the plow, and we didn t like it when he quit …   Словарь американских идиом

  • set\ one's\ hand\ to\ the\ plow — • put one s hand to the plow • set one s hand to the plow v. phr. To start doing something of importance; give yourself to a big job. We felt that he had put his hand to the plow, and we didn t like it when he quit …   Словарь американских идиом

  • set one's hand to the plow — See: PUT ONE S HAND TO THE PLOW …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • set one's hand to the plow — See: PUT ONE S HAND TO THE PLOW …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put one's hand to the plow — begin to work energetically, start working hard …   English contemporary dictionary

  • put one's hand to — phrasal or set one s hand to 1. : to take hold of put his hand to the plow 2. : to engage in : undertake knew he would succeed in whatever he put his hand to * * * put one s hand to …   Useful english dictionary

  • hand — See: AT HAND, BIRD IN THE HAND IS WORTH TWO IN THE BUSH, BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS ONE, CLEAN HANDS, DIRTY ONE S HANDS, EAT OUT OF ONE S HAND, FORCE ONE S HAND, FREE HAND, FROM HAND TO HAND, GLAD HAND, HAM HANDED, HANG HEAVY or HANG HEAVY ON ONE S …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hand — See: AT HAND, BIRD IN THE HAND IS WORTH TWO IN THE BUSH, BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS ONE, CLEAN HANDS, DIRTY ONE S HANDS, EAT OUT OF ONE S HAND, FORCE ONE S HAND, FREE HAND, FROM HAND TO HAND, GLAD HAND, HAM HANDED, HANG HEAVY or HANG HEAVY ON ONE S …   Dictionary of American idioms

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