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English definition of “fall into the wrong hands”

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fall into the wrong hands

If something falls into the wrong hands, a dangerous person or an enemy starts to own or control it: There are fears that the weapons might fall into the wrong hands.
Translations of “fall into the wrong hands”
in Chinese (Traditional) 落入敵手, 陷入敵人的控制中…
in Chinese (Simplified) 落入敌手, 陷入敌人的控制中…
(Definition of fall into the wrong hands from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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