Empty-handed Definition

ĕmptē-hăndĭd
adjective
Bearing nothing.
American Heritage
Bringing, gaining, or carrying away nothing.
Webster's New World
(figuratively) Having failed in a task.
I was supposed to clean up the trash out back, but I returned empty-handed.
Wiktionary

(of a style of martial arts such as karate) That revolves purely around unarmed, hand-to-hand combat, and uses no weapons.

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