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on hand

( UK also to hand)
C2 near to someone or something, and ready to help or be used if necessary: A 1,200-strong military force will be on hand to monitor the ceasefire. For those of you who don't have an atlas to hand, Newcastle is a city in the northeast of England.
Translations of “on hand”
in Chinese (Traditional) 在跟前,在旁邊…
in Chinese (Simplified) 在跟前,在旁边…
(Definition of on hand from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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