The phrase “at hand” has been used in the English language since at least the 14th century. It is used to describe something that is near or readily available.
- I always keep a pen at hand in case I need to take notes.
- The solution to our problem is at hand; we just need to work together to implement it.
- With the deadline approaching, the project is almost finished and completion is at hand.
- The tools you need for the job are at hand, so let’s get started.
- She had a feeling of unease, as if danger were at hand, but she couldn’t quite put her finger on it.
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