in one's hands

in (one's) hands

Under one's control or influence; in one's possession. You're the boss now. The decision is in your hands. The referendum will put the issue in voters' hands this April.
See also: hand

in one's hands

Also, in the hands of one. In one's responsibility, charge, or care. For example, The disposition of the property is in his hands, or Let's put this part of that project in Christine's hands. [c. 1400] For the antonym, see . off one's hands . Also see in the hands of; on one's hands; take one's life (in one's hands); take into one's hands; take the law into one's own hands.
See also: hand