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From obsolete hand in cap a game in which forfeits were held in a cap
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From hand in cap, in reference to holding the game stakes in a cap.
I'd like to eliminate your handicap of life's tribulations and fund you.
Poor means of communication have always been a great handicap to the industries of the island.
With her, money was neither an advantage nor a handicap.
In addition, his eye trouble was becoming worse and was a severe handicap.
No plans to do any further studying, I'm concentrating on getting my golf handicap down!
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