be in (one's) hands

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be in (one's) hands

To be one's responsibility. You're an adult now—the decision to stay home from school is in your hands. I'll never get the promotion if the decision is in Tina's hands—she hates me!
See also: hand
References in classic literature ?
Little by little, whether they were warming to their work, or whether they were urged, they gained in swiftness, and once past Bercy, the carriage seemed to fly, so great was the ardor of the coursers.