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English definition of “near at hand”

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near at hand

If something is near at hand, it is near enough to you for you to reach it: I like to have my books near at hand when I'm working.
Translations of “near at hand”
in Chinese (Traditional) 近在手邊的, 近在咫尺…
in Chinese (Simplified) 近在手边的, 近在咫尺…
(Definition of near at hand from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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