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in good hands

in good hands

Date: Nov 26 2003


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

Sometimes it’s challenging and sometimes it’s frustrating. But there was a great deal of trust amongst our little family. You have to surrender to what they ask of you, but you know you’re in good hands.
- Laurence Fishburne, actor, talking about making the Matrix movies with the Wachowski brothers who wrote and directed the films.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

taken care of by a person who knows what s/he’s doing

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

You can use “in good hands” to describe a person or object that is well taken care of. For example, if you want to borrow your friend’s car, you should tell him that it will be “in good hands,” because you’ll be certain to take care of it. Or, if your mom asks you to make dinner, you can tell her not to worry, because you’re a great cook and the meal is “in good hands.”


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

””We don’t have to worry about Jeffrey tonight. He’s in good hands. My sister is a really smart and responsible person. She’ll take care of him.”“

””My friend Kim is going out with my friend Mark tonight. I set them up on a date. I told Kim she’d be in good hands, so she was happy to take a chance with someone she didn’t know.”“

””The company is in good hands. It will be successful for many years, because the managers are all very smart and capable people.”“

””When Michael Jordan played for the Chicago Bulls, the team was always in good hands. He was able to make them win most of their games.”“


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

To be led or controlled by talented and capable people.
by Vicky (Shunde, China)
It means that there is no harm in doing something or that the one in charge of something is a reliable person and nothing bad could happen.
by Breno (Caxias do Sul, Brazil)
Something has being well managed.
by zizhan (Hangzhou, China)
In good hands” means being well managed, controlled, etc. for example, The company has been in Jame’s good hands for years.
by Sherry (ShenZhen, China)
I guess that means you are in a good family environment. There are your dearest family members supporting you and with you for ever.
by Major (Dalian, China)
I think it means that someone gonna lead you carefully
by Li
To be in good hands means that you can trust in somebody or something.
by Natalio Gagliardi (Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina)
safe or maintain one self.
by zeriea (Fort Erie, Canada)
someone is do well at some section
by candy (Hong Kong, China)
it means that even though sometimes u have to do the thing u’ve been told, u know it makes senses, it worthful…
by spring (Odense, Denmark)
give some times for rest
by candy (Hong Kong, China)
I don’t know exactly, but it is something good or to feel good.
by momoko (Watsonville, CA)
I think it may means “be strick to one’s ideas and have a full feeling about oneself” or “try one’s best to do something and has nothing to pity”
by wy (Beijing, China)

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I wish that ture people was tell me that yesterday my big mom die. Ivery lee feen.

09:03 PM Apr 14 2016 |

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