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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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close/near at hand

very near To have a few basic shops and services near at hand is a great thing.
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Rock House Wood spreads away on our left behind farm buildings and the aptly named Rock House, with its stone cutting area, is close at hand on our right hand side.
His son was proclaimed the supreme leader a week ago and will be banking on the feared army remaining close at hand.
Situated with lovely coastal walks and beaches close at hand, this home is in the perfect location for when the sun comes out.
When a horse is sick or injured it's essential to have quick information close at hand, which is why Horse Health Care & First Aid stands above other 'horse care guides'.
The same client identification information as for the POA is needed, and so should be kept close at hand.
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With a 35mm camera close at hand, Galen Rowell scaled the world's highest mountains, becoming the most famous outdoor adventure photographer of his generation.
Whether you are in the middle of an active job search, wondering if you are doing a good job in your present management position, or thinking about what to do next, personalized advice and support is close at hand.
However, images of these earnest young people, from beginners to those at the collegiate level, often with parents close at hand, is remarkably different than what is prevalently broadcast via the media.
The memory of a structure's engineering specifications and the potential for disaster are always close at hand for Daddazio.
When a boy writes a letter to the underwater fish inviting them to visit, he doesn't necessarily expect their enthusiasm; but the lure of mother's pies draws even the largest fish from the ocean and soon a very fishy problem is close at hand.
Everything is good And brown On I'm here again With a sunshine smile upon my face My friends Are close at hand And all my inhibitions Have disappeared without a trace I'm glad I found Somebody who I can rely on.
Painters who want a quick, photo-filled guide to brush strokes and their results will want to keep THE BRUSHSTROKE HANDBOOK: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO DECORATIVE PAINTING WITH BRUSHSTROKES close at hand.
With American, British, and Soviet armies at the borders of the Third Reich, the total defeat of Nazi Germany looked close at hand.
If it's basic survival techniques you need to survive a short-term crisis, read this book--then keep it close at hand.