mob-handed

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mob-handed (comparative more mob-handed, superlative most mob-handed)

  1. (UK) As a member of a group, especially one with violent or threatening intent.
    • 2005, Quintin Jardine, Lethal Intent
      'I didn't expect to see you today,' he went on, 'especially not mob-handed. Mind you, I don't remember a great deal about seeing you yesterday.'
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