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Difference between Be a steady hand and Have a steady hand

be a steady handbe not given to frivolity, eccentricity, etc.:

  • Thomas is a steady hand, never late for business, never out of temper…

have a steady hand

1. have a firm hand, one not shaky:

  • Mr. Peterson still has a steady hand, shaving himself twice weekly.

2. (usually of a leader) be firm and consistent in one’s behavior:

  • He has a steady hand and will do an excellent job of guiding the division.