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A decent fist of things?

Posted by Bob on August 04, 2004

In Reply to: A decent fist of things? posted by Capeci on August 04, 2004

: What does it mean to make a decent fist of things?

: Thanks!

It's unfamiliar in the U.S. I googled it, and all the referneces were from the UK, many from football reportage. Hint of origin in that? The meaning seems clear: to make a worthy effort, to marshal one's resources to maximize the chance of success.