On hand

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Definition

(to be) on hand: (to be) available; near, close; visible
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to keep (something) on hand: to keep (something) near and available, within reach
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Examples

  • "I know your fondness for mixed nuts, so I'll do my best to ensure that we have some fresh cashews on hand for snacking."
  • "President Jones cuts a dashing figure with his beehive hairdo, sharp three-piece suit and the small purse (or ‘man bag') he keeps on hand for his boss."

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