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hand +‎ out, from the phrasal verb.


handout (plural handouts)

  1. A worksheet, leaflet, or pamphlet that is given out (usually by hand) for a certain use.
  2. A gift to the poor or needy.
    It's a place to get a hand up, not a handout.
  3. A gift, something given without effort.
    • November 2 2014, Daniel Taylor, "Sergio Agüero strike wins derby for Manchester City against 10-man United," guardian.co.uk
      They had contributed heavily to their own downfall, most glaringly with the senselessness of Chris Smalling’s red card, and they should know by now that Manuel Pellegrini’s team are not the kind of opponents to pass up these kind of handouts.


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