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Difference between Be a good hand and Have good hands

be a good hand

1. be a diligent, industrious worker:

  • He is a good hand and enjoys his work which he does faithfully and well.

2. possess the necessary skill to do smth. well:

  • He is a good hand at making bows and arrows, and a fine knife would be just the thing for him.

have good hands—(Sport) have the ability to throw a ball well:

  • Chris has good hands, catches the ball well in traffic and is quick enough.