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the job/matter in hand

UK ( US the job/matter at hand)
the job or matter that is important at the present moment: Could you just concentrate on the job in hand? If we could return to the matter in hand, we can discuss other issues later.
Translations of “the job/matter in hand”
in Chinese (Traditional) 當前重要的事務…
in Chinese (Simplified) 当前重要的事务…
(Definition of the job/matter in hand from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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