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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
(Definition of have time on your hands from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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