Meaning of “in hand” in the English Dictionary

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"in hand" in British English

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in hand

C2 being worked on or dealt with now:

They've had plenty of time to prepare, so the arrangements should be well in hand (= almost ready).

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

"in hand" in American English

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in hand

controlled by someone in a position of authority:

Don't worry – the police have the situation in hand.

(Definition of “in hand” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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