have time on (one's) hands

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have time on (one's) hands

To have extra or spare time in which one has nothing specific to do or accomplish. I'll have a bit more time on my hands now that we've finished the year-end audit. Our kids had too much time on their hands on their summer break, so we decided to enroll them in a few different summer camps to keep them occupied.
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have (too much) time on one's hands

Fig. to have extra time; to have time to spare. Your problem is that you have too much time on your hands. I don't have time on my hands. I am busy all the time.
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have ˈtime on your hands

(informal) have more free time than you want or need: Now the children have left home, she’s got a lot more time on her hands. OPPOSITE: have your hands full
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