fall into the wrong hands

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fall into (someone or something's) hands

To be obtained by someone or something. If a person or group is not stated, there is usually an adjective (sometimes with an article) before "hands" (as in "the wrong hands" or "enemy hands"). If this report falls into the media's hands, you can expect a full-blown scandal. I lost my diary, and if it falls into the wrong hands, I will be completely mortified.
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fall into the wrong hands

To become acquired by people who were not supposed to have or know about the item in question and who may use it for nefarious purposes. Please keep this report to yourself, I don't want it falling into the wrong hands. If this information falls into the wrong hands, all our undercover agents will be in danger.
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fall into the wrong hands

Fig. to become associated with the wrong person; to become the possession of the wrong person, I don't want these plans to fall into the wrong hands. This could be dangerous if it fell into the wrong hands.
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Tennesseans can reduce the risk of sensitive information falling into the wrong hands by remaining aware of both your surroundings and your belongings.
With the materials having reached the designated destruction facility in Germany where they will be safely disposed of, this removes the risk of such weapons falling into the wrong hands," said EU High Representative Federica Mogherini in a statement.
Jake Gyllenhaal plays a fugitive prince who must stop a magical dagger falling into the wrong hands.
He manipulated a system to prevent the unauthorised distribution of military items so that he could make a profit with no care about the consequences of these goods falling into the wrong hands.
People are also encouraged to hand in any replica firearms, ball bearing guns and air weapons, as well as imitation weapons and antiques, to prevent them falling into the wrong hands and being used to commit crime.
And people are also being encouraged to hand in any replica firearms, ball bearing guns, air weapons, imitation weapons or antiques they own, to prevent them falling into the wrong hands and being used to commit crime.
An assignment to stop a powerful weapon from falling into the wrong hands ends with a shocking turn of events for Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone, left) and his crack team of mercenaries, known as The Expendables.
Managing the destruction of customer and employee records is critical to protect information from falling into the wrong hands.
40pm An arms manufacturer taken hostage by a terrorist group has an epiphany and realises that the weapons his company builds have been falling into the wrong hands.
USA: President Barack Obama welcomed leaders of 47 countries to a Washington summit on nuclear security and delivered a stark warning about the dangers of nuclear weapons falling into the wrong hands.
With phones falling into the wrong hands every day and California residents subject to warrantless cellphone searches, now's a pretty good time to think about p r o t e c t i n g y o u r s m a r t p h o n e .
The spokesman also rejected the suggestion that there is any danger of Pakistan's strategic assets falling into the wrong hands.
Safer Knowsley Partnership, which includes Knowsley council, has come up with a scheme to stop them falling into the wrong hands.
Sergeant Bob Leonard, of Fletchamstead police station, warned of the dangers of the drugs falling into the wrong hands.
He said: "I would like to see more restrictions on knives to stop them falling into the wrong hands.