Synonyms of in hand
▷ See hand
1 in reserveDictionary
• I'll pay now as I have the money in hand.
• This is the vehicle kept in reserve.
available for use
2 under wayDictionary
• The business in hand was approaching some kind of climax.
being dealt with
being attended to
3 under controlDictionary
• 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.