handoff handoff

Definition(s):

  • (n) (American football) a play in which one player hands the ball to a teammate

Usage(s):

  1. It's all a part of the slow-motion handoff over the coming seven weeks, as President Bush packs up to return to Texas and his successor prepares to move into the Oval Office.
  2. With less than seven weeks to go before the June 30th handoff, its becoming clear that at least some of the insurgents will have a significant role in the new Iraq.
  3. She was following labor rules, we presume, but the handoff was less than smooth.

News

  • Physical and paper gold battling for supremacy: Brien Lundin

    The recent drop in gold prices is a confirmation, or a revelation, to investors of the battle between the physical and paper gold markets. Here, Brien Lundin predicts the timing of a handoff from Asian physical demand to Western speculative demand.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Resource Investor

Quotes

  1. ...if moving Petraeus from the Iraq command could interrupt momentum against the insurgency, Gates said that by waiting until late summer or early fall he hoped to "ensure plenty of time to prepare for a good handoff."
    on Apr 23, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: MSNBC

  2. "That was the worst handoff we ever had," Gay said. "I think that shows that just getting the stick around we should be able to be victorious every time."
    on Sep 1, 2007 By: Tyson Gay Source: Forbes

  3. "It was a fake handoff from Rondo and we had Ray open in the corner, but we spread the floor for Paul," Rivers said. "Paul spins and the Nets defended it well, but Paul made a heck of a shot. I'm happy down the stretch that we executed our...
    on Mar 4, 2009 By: Doc Rivers Source: USA Today

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