Synonyms of 'in hand'
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1 in reserveDictionary, ready, put by
I'll pay now as I have the money in hand.
2 under wayDictionary, being dealt with, being attended to
The business in hand was approaching some kind of climax.
being dealt with
being attended to
3 under controlDictionary, in order, receiving attention
The organizers say that matters are well in hand.
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Thesaurus for in hand from the Collins English Thesaurus
In a competition , if someone has games or matches in hand , they have more games or matches left to play than their opponent and therefore have the possibility of scoring more points.