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at hand

happening or present at this time: The space shuttle crew must stay completely focused on the task at hand.
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"at hand" in British English

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at hand

C1 near in time or position: We want to ensure that help is at hand (= easily available) for all children suffering abuse.
(Definition of at hand from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “at hand”
in Chinese (Simplified) (时间上)临近, 在附近…
in Chinese (Traditional) (時間上)臨近, 在附近…
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