(Noun) 1. An exciting and tantalising offer that no matter how hard you try is destined to slip from your grasp, in the manner of an ill-fated character in a cliffhanger.
2. A tantalising offer made by someone who has no intention of ever coming good on it, leaving you clinging on in the manner of an ill-fated character in a cliffhanger.
1. "I'm on a promise," said Jeff, "but I have to find someone to take her fat friend home first. That's a wet hand if ever I saw one."
2. "I suspect that charming Nigerian gentleman asking to deposit £60 million dollars of Joseph Mobutu's private funds into my bank account is offering me a wet hand."
A word was needed, so I made one up.
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