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English definition of “get/fall into the wrong hands”

get/fall into the wrong hands

If something gets/ falls into the wrong hands , a dangerous person or enemy starts to control it: If this sort of information fell into the wrong hands , we could be in serious trouble .Controlling and being in charge
(Definition of get/fall into the wrong hands from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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