get into the wrong hands

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get into the wrong hands

To become acquired by people who were not supposed to have or know about the item in question. Please keep this report to yourself, I don't want it to get into the wrong hands. If this information gets into the wrong hands, all our undercover agents will be in danger.
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They did not want to sell them just in case they got into the wrong hands. #Responsible #OpSceptre"
They are not out there touting tickets,just some of the tickets got into the wrong hands, which can happen.