Translation of mob-handed in Spanish:

mob-handed

en masa, adv.

Pronunciation /ˌmɒbˈhændɪd//ˈmɑːbˈhændəd/

adverb

British
informal

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    en masa
    en mogollón Spain informal
    en choclón Chile informal
    • ‘They turned up about seven and just went in mob-handed,’ said one neighbour who declined to be named.
    • For anyone to attack these people mob-handed is inexcusable and the full weight of the law should be brought against them.
    • Well, dearly as I love my friends, they are the last people in the world I'd want turning up mob-handed on a date of mine.
    • Some people would have marched off mob-handed to settle the score, some people would have gone into hiding and ceased all anti-racism campaigning.
    • Scalloped hammerhead sharks are difficult to mistake, and usually seen mob-handed where deep waters meet reef.
    • We were committing a lot of players, so if they had the ball we had no cover on second and third phase, and if we had the ball they could defend against us mob-handed.
    • These days the police turn up mob-handed for everything, in compliance with health and safety guidelines.
    • Our problem is we are the most law-abiding community, the pensioners - we weren't brought up to go mob-handed anywhere.
    • There is ample evidence I have seen in the material to give rise to a suspicion of overkill or even a mob-handed approach to the litigation so far as the time spent on the case concerned
    • Last August a mob-handed police raid whisked them off without any warning and banged them up behind the barbed wire of the nearest detention centre.