have (someone or something) at hand(redirected from have someone at hand)
have (someone or something) at hand
To have someone or something nearby or physically within one's reach. Your mother wants to have you close at hand to help as she makes Thanksgiving dinner. I always have a glass of water at hand when I sleep, because I hate waking up thirsty.
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