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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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MORE than 2,000 rounds of live ammunition and 22 viable firearms were handed in during a surrender operation, say Merseyside Police.
The number handed in this year exceeds the 122 guns and ammo surrendered during the last campaign, in November, 2017.
"I would like to thank members of the public who supported this surrender and handed in their unwanted or unused weapons for safe disposal."
HUNDREDS of knives handed in to a Welsh police force are being turned into pendants in a bid to fight knife crime.
The batch of 729 weapons, handed in to or seized by South Wales Police, were the first to be used.
The West Midlands Police statistics were announced as the final tally of weapons handed in during a nationwide gun amnesty netted 1,265 firearms and 53,190 rounds of ammunition.
An unprecedented 255 blank-firing guns were handed in across the region, along with 83 non-firing imitation weapons.