well-handled [wel-han-dld] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- managed, directed, or completed with efficiency: a well-handled political campaign.
- treated with taste, discretion, etc.: a delicate but well-handled subject.
- having been handled or used much: a sale of well-handled goods.
Origin of well-handled First recorded in 1470–80 Examples from the Web for well-handled Contemporary Examples of well-handled
Say what you will about the politics of it—unwise, and not well-handled—it was the gutsy thing to do.
March 19, 2010
Historical Examples of well-handled
The Plantagenet force worked together and was one well-handled command.
Kyral’s caravan, in spite of Cuinn’s cursing, was well-managed and well-handled.
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Only a sort of fascination which never failed at the sight of a sled, and a powerful train of well-handled dogs.
Once more the success of well-handled dilatory tactics was evident; for Mrs. Hotchkiss-Harger suddenly burst into tears.
Edward Bellamy Partridge
He quartered the meadow section by section, closely and methodically as a well-handled setter.
Charles G. D. Roberts
British Dictionary definitions for well-handled well-handled adjective (well handled when postpositive)
- having been managed successfullya well-handled merger
- operated or employed skillfullya well-handled vehicle