Definition of hand to fist in English:

hand to fist

adverb

rare, informal
  • 1Hand to hand.

  • 2Without pause, continuously; heartily.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Heywood (c1573–1641), playwright and poet. From hand + to + fist.

Pronunciation

hand to fist

/ˌhan(d) tə ˈfɪst/