have in hand
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have someone or something (well) in hand
Fig. to have someone or something under control. I have the child well in hand now. She won't cause you any more trouble. We have everything in hand. Don't worry.
have something in hand
1. Go to in hand.
2. Fig. to have something under control. I thought I had my destiny in hand, but then fate played a trick on me. Don't worry about me. I have everything in hand.