One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Tie someone's hands and feet together.
- ‘Stealing upon her unawares, I knocked her senseless, gagged her, and bound her hand and foot.’
- ‘It took her a few seconds to work out that she was actually wearing a blindfold, and that she was bound hand and foot.’
- ‘They bound him hand and foot, then gagged him and threw him in Alexander's old cell.’
- ‘The two prisoners quickly bound him hand and foot, and then demanded the keys to the cellblock.’
- ‘They bound him hand and foot and they blindfolded him.’
- ‘Two men carrying handcuffs and leg irons came for him at his mother's home in Sacramento, Calif., shoved him into a van and bound him hand and foot.’
- ‘While under interrogation, Puiggrós was tied hand and foot and mistreated physically, but when workers attempted to help him they were threatened with harm.’
- ‘It was then she realized she was bound hand and foot, on the floor of what seemed to be a wagon.’
- ‘The robber turned on him as he was watching television, pulled out a six-inch bladed knife, tied him hand and foot, and left him gagged on the floor too terrified to move.’
- ‘He had struggled so much they bound him hand and foot, crippling his efforts to escape.’
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