close at hand

close at hand
within reach; handy. •

I'm sorry, but your letter isn't close at hand. Please remind me what you said in it.

When you're cooking, you should keep all the ingredients close at hand.

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{adj. phr.} Handy; close by; within one's range. * /My calendar isn't close at hand, so I can't tell you whether we can come next week or not./ * /I always keep my pencils and erasers close at hand when I work on a draft proposal./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • close at hand — {adj. phr.} Handy; close by; within one s range. * /My calendar isn t close at hand, so I can t tell you whether we can come next week or not./ * /I always keep my pencils and erasers close at hand when I work on a draft proposal./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • close at hand — If something is close at hand, it is nearby or conveniently located …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • close at hand — index close (near), forthcoming, future, immediate (imminent), immediate (not distant), instant …   Law dictionary

  • close at hand — adjective 1. close in space; within reach (Freq. 1) the town is close at hand • Syn: ↑at hand • Similar to: ↑close 2. close in time; about to occur retribution is at hand …   Useful english dictionary

  • close\ at\ hand — adj. phr. Handy; close by; within one s range. My calendar isn t close at hand, so I can t tell you whether we can come next week or not. I always keep my pencils and erasers close at hand when I work on a draft proposal …   Словарь американских идиом

  • close at hand — keep the manual close at hand Syn: readily available, available, handy, to hand, within reach, accessible, close, close by, near, nearby, at the ready, at one s fingertips, at one s disposal, convenient; informal get at able …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • close at hand —    If something is close at hand, it is nearby or conveniently located.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • close at hand — close/near at hand very near. To have a few basic shops and services near at hand is a great thing …   New idioms dictionary

  • close at hand — very close, nearby …   English contemporary dictionary

  • close-at-hand — /klohs euht hand /, adj. lying in the near future or vicinity; nearby or imminent. * * * …   Universalium

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