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hand down

to announce or deliver a decision or verdict.
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TORY MP Nigel Evans put his hand down a Westminster worker's trousers in a pub, a court heard yesterday.
I suggest they start by taking politics and political correctness out of the frame, then just get on with the job of enforcing the law on carrying knives and, while they're at it, hand down the most severe mandatory sentences in all cases of persons illegally found carrying knives and at least life imprisonment for wounding when using a knife.
But a panel of judges said Tuesday the decision to hand down Lindsay June Sandiford, who was arrested last May carrying what officials said was cocaine worth an estimated $2.
Too many judges today hand down life sentences with a rider, that the convicted person should serve a minimum number of years, but that's not life, is it?
Water rage: 'Left hand down a bit, no, right hand down, no, full ahead, I mean full astern.
So I'm going to tell your readers how to get out of penalty points, with the kind permission of those who make and hand down our powers.