[+door, cupboard] poignée f
[+cup] anse f
[+knife, fork, spade, broom] manche m
[+saucepan] queue f , (for winding)
to fly off the handle * piquer * une crise
→ He flew off the handle at the slightest thing.
to get a handle on [+problem, situation] saisir
→ When you have got a handle on your anxiety you can begin to control it.
→ Sometimes I think I haven't got a handle on things anymore
(=deal with, tackle)
[+situation, problem, arrangements] s'occuper de, traiter
→ I decided to let Eddie handle the situation.
→ There are only two ways to handle this problem: panic or just deal with the facts
→ US officials have said they have not yet determined how to handle his case.
[+sale, business, complaints] s'occuper de
→ Christie's has been asked to handle the sale of the 250 paintings and sculptures.
[+customers, clients] s'occuper de, prendre en charge
→ A team of 60 specialists based in Greenock will handle customers of e-mail and internet services
[airport, port etc]
→ The airport is expected to handle 150,000 people over the weekend
→ The terminal is expected to handle 400,000 customers a year.
Kath handled the travel arrangements. Kath s'est occupée de l'organisation du voyage.
(=deal with successfully, manage)
→ She counselled the player on how to handle his career and the media
→ She cannot handle pressure.
→ You must learn how to handle your feelings.
[+people] s'y prendre avec
→ She was very good at handling angry customers.
She's good at handling children. Elle sait s'y prendre avec les enfants.
He can't handle his drink. Il ne tient pas l'alcool.
→ if he cannot handle his drink, he is better off giving it up
to handle doing sth réussir à faire qch
(=touch) toucher, manier
→ The child handled the ornaments carefully and seldom broke anything.
→ I wanted someone who could handle a gun, just in case.
[+stolen goods] receler
"handle with care" "fragile"
[car] répondre, se conduire → The new Lada handles like a dream.
n poignée f de porte
n (British) manivelle f
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