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English definition of “have sth in hand”

have sth in hand

mainly UK
If you have something in hand, you have not yet used it and it is still available: I've got enough money in hand to buy a new car. Italy are three points behind France in the championship, but they have one game in hand (= one game more than France still to play).
(Definition of have sth in hand from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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