Definition of 'in hand'
Example sentences containing 'in hand'
If you have matches in hand you can control your own destiny.The Sun (2014)
Pile attention on the job in hand.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
They do have two games in hand on their rivals.The Sun (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2011)
It sets just the right tone for the job in hand.Times, Sunday Times (2009) Times, Sunday Times (2010) The Sun (2011)
Risk and return go hand in hand.Times, Sunday Times (2008) Times, Sunday Times (2014)
But the presence of a microphone in front of you does tend to focus the mind on the business in hand.The Times Literary Supplement (2010)
Back to the business in hand.The Times Literary Supplement (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2015) MAKING HAPPY PEOPLE (2005) Christianity Today (2000) Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Arguments over lenders' contributory negligence in handing out money to all and sundry is an obvious line of attack.Times, Sunday Times (2011) The Sun (2013) The Sun (2011)
It needn't be very formal, just well organized to make sure that you get through the business in hand.Life Without Work (1994)
To do so, he used the services of a new company called Allow that specialises in handing control of personal data back to their owner.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
The Robins are five points clear with a game in hand and with their superior goal difference, four more wins will be enough to go up.The Sun (2012)
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