handle to one's name


handle to one's name
{n. phr.}, {slang} A special title used before your name. * /Jim's father has a handle to his name. He is Major Watson./ * /Bob came back from the University with a handle to his name and was called Dr. Jones./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • handle to one's name — {n. phr.}, {slang} A special title used before your name. * /Jim s father has a handle to his name. He is Major Watson./ * /Bob came back from the University with a handle to his name and was called Dr. Jones./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • handle\ to\ one's\ name — n. phr. slang A special title used before your name. Jim s father has a handle to his name. He is Major Watson. Bob came back from the University with a handle to his name and was called Dr. Jones …   Словарь американских идиом

  • handle (to one's name) —  Title. (Of person.) …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • a handle to one's name — A title • • • Main Entry: ↑handle …   Useful english dictionary

  • handle — {{11}}handle (n.) O.E. handle, formed from HAND (Cf. hand) (n.) with instrumental suffix le indicating a tool in the way THIMBLE (Cf. thimble) was formed from thumb. The slang sense of nickname is first recorded 1870, originally U.S., from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • name — See: CALL NAMES, HANDLE TO ONE S NAME, IN NAME, TAKE ONE S NAME IN VAIN, TO ONE S NAME …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • name — See: CALL NAMES, HANDLE TO ONE S NAME, IN NAME, TAKE ONE S NAME IN VAIN, TO ONE S NAME …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • name — See: call names, handle to one s name, in name, take one s name in vain, to one s name …   Словарь американских идиом

  • name — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. nomen (see nomenclature); reputation, fame, repute. v. t. [en]title, call, designate, christen; appoint, nominate; style; mention, specify. See commission. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A title] Syn. proper… …   English dictionary for students

  • handle — n a name, nickname, alias or title. The first sense of the word was that of title (an appendage to one s name) in the early 19th century …   Contemporary slang


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