- at\ close\ hand
- • at hand• at close hand• near at handadv. phr.1. Easy to reach; nearby.
When he writes, he always keeps a dictionary at hand.2. formalComing soon; almost here.
Examinations are past and Commencement Day is at hand.
Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". Оригинал: A.Маккей, М.Т.Боткер, Дж.И.Гейтс. 1997.
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