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ready to hand

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close to you and therefore available for use when necessary: The sheriff slept with his gun ready to hand under his pillow.
(Definition of ready to hand from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ready to hand”
in Chinese (Simplified) 随手可取, 随时可用, 在手头准备好…
in Chinese (Traditional) 隨手可取, 隨時可用, 在手頭準備好…
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