in hand

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in hand

  1. In physical possession; at one's disposal. [from 10th c.]
  2. Held in the hand. [from 14th c.]
    Pen in hand, I turned back to the letter I was writing.
  3. (obsolete) In the presence of a particular person. [14th-19th c.]
  4. Under consideration; currently being dealt with or addressed. [from 14th c.]
  5. Under control. [from 18th c.]
    You need to get this situation in hand, and fast.
  6. (snooker, billiards, pool) Of the cue ball: not on the table; able to be positioned by the current player. [from 19th c.]
  7. (sports, chiefly UK) Still to be played. [from 19th c.]
    • 2013, The Guardian, 16 Sep 2013:
      At the other end […] the Sounders completed a run that had taken them from 15 points off the lead, to first place in the Supporters Shield standings with two games in hand.

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