have in hand

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have someone or something (well) in hand

Fig. to have someone or something under control. I have the child well in hand now. She won't cause you any more trouble. We have everything in hand. Don't worry.
See also: hand, have

have something in hand

1. Go to in hand.
2. Fig. to have something under control. I thought I had my destiny in hand, but then fate played a trick on me. Don't worry about me. I have everything in hand.
See also: hand, have