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English definition of “have time on your hands”

have time on your hands

to have nothing to do: Mary has found that she has time on her hands , so she is taking a college course .Spending time and time passingPassive and not working Grammar:TimeTime is a noun with a number of meanings. In some senses it is countable, and in others it is uncountable. A good learner’s dictionary will give you its many meanings and tell you whether it is countable or uncountable.
(Definition of have time on your hands from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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