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Meaning of “fall into the wrong hands” in the English Dictionary

"fall into the wrong hands" in British English

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fall into the wrong hands

If something ​falls into the ​wronghands, a ​dangerousperson or an ​enemystarts to own or ​control it: There are ​fears that the ​weapons might fall into the ​wronghands.
(Definition of fall into the wrong hands from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fall into the wrong hands" in American English

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fall into the wrong hands

to be ​found and taken by someone who is not the ​owner: I wouldn’t ​want my ​machine to fall into the ​wronghands.
(Definition of fall into the wrong hands from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fall into the wrong hands”
in Chinese (Simplified) 落入敌手, 陷入敌人的控制中…
in Chinese (Traditional) 落入敵手, 陷入敵人的控制中…
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