Definition of 'on hand'
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Luckily, there are a multitude of books on hand that can help. The Sun (2016)For an extra $20 you can book a deluxe sunlounger here and be waited on hand and foot. The Sun (2016)If you can't, instructors are on hand to help you. The Sun (2016)Mum was moved into special accommodation where carers are on hand to help her throughout the day. The Sun (2011)They are always on hand to offer advice or help with problems. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They tend to have large amounts of cash on hand. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This means you need to be on hand when things go wrong. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We had splendid food and we were waited on hand and foot. Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 19011910 in the words of the Men & Women Who Were There (2006)Extra help is on hand for single parents in the restaurants. The Sun (2014)Gardeners will be on hand with advice. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Suppose that you want to invest in a particular stock but you have no cash on hand. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)Some guests will be quite happy to be waited on hand and foot. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Distinguished experts are on hand to offer advice. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He now moves onward with little cash on hand and little campaign organization. Christianity Today (2000)Each piece has been numbered and an expert will be on hand to help with piecing it together. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Some of them keep pet food on hand, just in case. Times, Sunday Times (2006)You are waited on hand and foot, no matter where you go. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Thankfully, the staff at the nearby penguin hospital are on hand to help. The Sun (2016)Thousands of orchids will be on display, with expert advice on hand. Times, Sunday Times (2008) Cash on hand is reduced to $500,000. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)Being waited on hand and foot at a top resort in the Philippines sounds like bliss. The Sun (2012)Give away any food you have on hand, or lock it up and give the key to the neighbours. Successful Fasting -the easy way to cleanse your body of its poisons (1990)I still live with my husband as I have two disabled daughters and need him on hand to help. The Sun (2015)
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