have sth on your hands Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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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…
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