out of hands

*out of someone's hands

 
1. Lit. no longer in someone's grasp. (*Typically: get ~; pull something ~; take something ~.) The police officer took the gun out of Fred's hands. The heavy tray was pulled out of my hands just in time.
2. Fig. no longer in someone's control. (*Typically: get ~; pull something ~; take something ~.) The boss decided to take the project out of Roger's hands. The contract had to be gotten out of Alice's hands because she announced that she was leaving.
See also: hand, of, out

out of your hands

also out of the hands of somebody
not under your control Decisions about how the money is spent are totally out of our hands. The new gun law is designed to keep automatic weapons out of the hands of the wrong people.
See also: hand, of, out