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

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"get/fall into the wrong hands" in British English

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get/fall into the wrong hands

If something gets/falls into the wrong hands, a dangerous person or enemy starts to control it:

If this kind of information fell into the wrong hands, we would be in serious trouble.

(Definition of “get/fall into the wrong hands” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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