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English definition of “get/lay/put your hands on sth”

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get/lay/put your hands on sth

informal
C2 to find something: I can never lay my hands on a stapler in this office.
Translations of “get/lay/put your hands on sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 把…弄到手,得到…
in Chinese (Simplified) 把…弄到手,得到…
(Definition of get/lay/put your hands on sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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