have sth on your hands Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “have sth on your hands” in the English Dictionary

"have sth on your hands" in British English

See all translations

have sth on your hands

If you have a ​difficultsituation on ​yourhands, you have to ​deal with it: If the ​policecarry on like this they'll have a ​riot on ​theirhands. She has a ​battle on her ​hands if she ​wants the ​organization to ​change. to be to ​blame for something: We have the ​blood of these ​people on ​ourhands (= we are ​responsible for ​theirdeath or ​injury). His ​death is on the government's ​hands.
(Definition of have sth on your hands from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “have sth on your hands”
in Chinese (Simplified) 手头有(麻烦事)要处理…
in Chinese (Traditional) 手頭有(麻煩事)要處理…
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

chestnut

a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More