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hand in

1. verb To submit or give something to someone. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "hand" and "in." I have to go hand in my term paper now.
2. noun A contributory role in something. It was pretty exciting to have a hand in launching the new business. We're going to find everyone who had a hand in this robbery and arrest them.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*a hand in something

 and *a part in something
Fig. a part in establishing or running something. (*Typically: get ~ have ~ give someone ∼.) I would like to have a hand in the planning process. I will not let Jane have a part in this project.
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hand something in

(to someone) Go to pass something in (to someone).
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hand something in

to submit something by hand. Did you hand your application form in? I forgot to hand in my test paper.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

hand in

v.
To deliver or submit something to someone: I handed in my homework. The committee finally handed the proposal in to the mayor.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

hand in

/and glove
On intimate terms or in close association: "The folklore of American academia says that publishing and teaching go hand in glove" (Edward B. Fiske).
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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