Meaning of “have sth in hand” in the English Dictionary

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"have sth in hand" in British English

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have sth in hand

to have something well organized or under control:

The police have the situation in hand.
How come there's a problem? I thought you had everything in hand .

mainly UK If you have something in hand, you have not yet used it and it is still available:

I had enough money in hand to buy a new car.

(Definition of “have sth in hand” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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