Posted by ESC on March 08, 2008 at 13:58:
In Reply to: Re: Key in the hand posted by Victoria S Dennis on March 08, 2008 at 07:38:
: : What does "key in the hand" mean? The sentence I saw reads "It is important that operators provide good services, key in the hand."
: What was the context? Was it a process in which an actual key might be required? (VSD)
There is a phrase including "key" that means an apartment/house that has everything. Furniture, appliances, linen, pots and pans and dishes. All you need is key to open the door. Can't call the phrase to mind.