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English definition of “the matter in hand”

the matter in hand

UK (US the matter at hand)
the subject or situation being considered: Do these figures have any bearing on the matter in hand?
(Definition of the matter in hand from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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