fistful fistful  /ˈfɪst fəl/


  • (n) the quantity that can be held in the hand


  1. But give Reiji a fistful of yen for a bottle of cognac and a few hours next to you on the banquette, and it will all sound perfectly charming.
  2. He's also managed to roll out a fistful of important domestic social and economic reforms.
  3. Buckley also smoked, drank, ate peanut-butter-and-bacon sandwiches and took pills by the fistful.


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    TAMPA - Susan Emily Jones was a big giver. She gave Idlewild Baptist Church $12,500, and $20,000 more went to Exciting Central Tampa Baptist Church. She gave away Tampa Bay Buccanners tickets to coworkers by the fistful.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Tampa Tribune


  1. "We're not doing it for the money, let's face it," Collins said. "We're not trying to come out of this with a fistful of dollars. It's very rewarding to know there's still people out there that liked us the first time around."
    on Mar 7, 2007 By: Phil Collins Source: Billboard

  2. Patrick's Day Madison Square Garden extravaganza called "A Fistful of Shamrocks" was held today, March 10th, at Jack Demsey's Irish pub on East 33rd Street in midtown Manhattan.
    on Mar 11, 2008 By: James Madison Source:

  3. "Far from fostering a fair Australia, the big end of town is once again left clutching the big fistful of dollars," Senator Brown told parliament. "The Greens will support the across-the-board tax cuts even though they are regressive....
    on May 10, 2007 By: Bob Brown Source: Brisbane Times

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