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- (idiomatic) To become the property of someone else; to be bought or sold.
- The food got a lot worse after the restaurant changed hands.
- 2012, Andrew Martin, Underground Overground: A passenger's history of the Tube, Profile Books, →ISBN, page 210:
- The line has since changed hands several times, and is now to re-open as a preserved railway (a railway for leisure only), running vintage diesels and electrics, but with the aim of restoring steam.
to become the property of someone else.