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English definition of “have sth on your hands”

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have sth on your hands

If you have a difficult situation on your hands, you have to deal with it: If the police carry on like this they'll have a riot on their hands. She has a battle on her hands if she wants the organization to change. to be to blame for something: We have the blood of these people on our hands (= we are responsible for their death or injury). His death is on the government's hands.
Translations of “have sth on your hands”
in Chinese (Traditional) 手頭有(麻煩事)要處理…
in Chinese (Simplified) 手头有(麻烦事)要处理…
(Definition of have sth on your hands from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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