Meaning of “the job/matter in hand” in the English Dictionary

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"the job/matter in hand" in British English

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the job/matter in hand

UK US the job/matter at hand

the job or matter that is important at the present moment:

Could you just concentrate on the job in hand?
If we could return to the matter in hand, we can discuss other issues later.

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

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