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"on hand" in British English

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on hand

(UK also to hand)
C2 near to someone or something, and ready to help or be used if necessary: A 1,200-strong military force will be on hand to monitor the ceasefire. For those of you who don't have an atlas to hand, Newcastle is a city in the northeast of England.
(Definition of on hand from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"on hand" in American English

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on hand

ready and available: He always kept a supply of firewood on hand for cold nights.
(Definition of on hand from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"on-hand" in Business English

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on-handadverb

uk   us  
if money, resources, etc. are on-hand, they are available immediately: Banks are required to have certain levels of cash on-hand at any time.
(Definition of on-hand from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “on hand”
in Chinese (Simplified) 在跟前,在旁边…
in Chinese (Traditional) 在跟前,在旁邊…
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