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Synonyms for backhanded

Synonyms for backhanded

(of racket strokes) made across the body with back of hand facing direction of stroke


roundabout or ambiguous

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MY WEEK Punting high Getting with all-the-way Kempton winner Line Artic, who completed an across-the-card double for jockey Liam Heard (underused and deserves more opportunities to showcase his talents) Punting low Backing everything in running bar Leggy Lad in a maiden hurdle at Naas and getting that sinking feeling looking up at my position to see a thick block of red next to Stephen McConville's seven-year-old Taking the bait I can't believe Binocular has made my Champion Hurdle portfolio, falling for him hook, line and sinker after hearing upbeat reports Backhanded compliment It was nice to meet Galway's answer to Jedward on Monday night, who upon introducing themselves said: "Ah, Matt, we are big fans of the column, but you're not as good as that Tom Segal or Donn McClean.
Mulcahy stepped past the last d-man and backhanded the puck back behind the keeper as he tracked across the crease.
But I think Ashlee is smart enough to take it as a backhanded compliment.
Eckstein made a diving, backhanded grab of the ball, then threw from his knees to second baseman Jose Nieves for the force out.
About a minute after blowing a perfect setup at the left of the crease, Selanne was sent in across the blue line by Kariya, who backhanded the puck to him as he made a wide turn at the red line.