Definition of tie (one's) hands
- to restrict a person in some way, such that they cannot do something.
I'd love to help you but our department just doesn't have the funding right now. The corporate office really tied our hands.
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Other terms relating to 'hand':
|Definitions include: something you have now is worth more than two things you have just a chance of getting.|
|Definitions include: to do something bad to someone that takes care of one.|
|Definitions include: to be severely defeated.|
|Definitions include: to have in one's possession.|
|Definitions include: get caught doing something one shouldn't|
|Definitions include: to applaud.|
|Definitions include: to fist fight someone. Compare with throw hands.|
|Definitions include: a powerful handgun.|
|Definitions include: American football.|
|Definitions include: Also, can mean "in relation to" as in close friendship or some type of relationship.|
|Definitions include: items - usually clothing - worn by an older relative (especially sibling) and then "handed down" to a younger relative.|
|Definitions include: in great amounts.|
|Definitions include: used when comparing things and something is the clear-cut winner.|
|Definitions include: prone to inappropriate touching with one's hands.|
|Definitions include: a swear that one is telling the truth.|
Other terms relating to 'tie':
|Definitions include: said when a person cannot do something due to restrictions.|
|Definitions include: to lock a person into a particular lifestyle that limits that person in some way.|
|Definitions include: busy.|
|Definitions include: to get drunk.|
|Definitions include: to get married.|
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