well-handled [wel-han-dld] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. managed, directed, or completed with efficiency: a well-handled political campaign.
  2. treated with taste, discretion, etc.: a delicate but well-handled subject.
  3. 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.

    The Right Stifles Debate

    Christopher Buckley

    March 19, 2010

  • Historical Examples of well-handled

  • The Plantagenet force worked together and was one well-handled command.


    Hilaire Belloc

  • Kyral’s caravan, in spite of Cuinn’s cursing, was well-managed and well-handled.

    The Door Through Space

    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.

    The Heart of Unaga

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • Once more the success of well-handled dilatory tactics was evident; for Mrs. Hotchkiss-Harger suddenly burst into tears.

    Sube Cane

    Edward Bellamy Partridge

  • He quartered the meadow section by section, closely and methodically as a well-handled setter.

    Neighbors Unknown

    Charles G. D. Roberts

  • British Dictionary definitions for well-handled well-handled adjective (well handled when postpositive)

    1. having been managed successfullya well-handled merger
    2. operated or employed skillfullya well-handled vehicle

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