hand down

Meaning: to pass knowledge or skills from one generation to the next

Synonym: pass down

For example:

  • hand sth down Their grandfather handed his skills down to younger members of the family.

  • hand down sth For hundreds of years the members of the family had been handing down their secret method of winemaking.

Quick Quiz:

For centuries the skills needed to make the finest silk cloth had been handed down from

a. place to place

b. parent to child

c. top to bottom

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