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the matter at hand

The issue, topic, or task that is currently being discussed or is the current priority. Also seen as "the matter in hand." Let's get back to the matter at hand, people. Don't get distracted by side issues.
See also: hand, matter
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The Agencys obstruction of Congress is particularly disturbing considering the implications of the matter at hand for childrens health.
Nawaz reiterated his resolve to guard the sanctity of the vote and told his followers not to worry about his health but to understand that his cause was greater than his health and any other matter at hand.
To take control of the matter at hand, a camp of 70 doctors has been set up at the taluka hospital.
However, any talk of trophies remains shelved as the Blues focus on the matter at hand.
'The matter at hand is of grave consequences and, therefore, the issued bail term of Sh5 million as personal bail or a bond of Sh 2 million will still be imposed upon you,' Cheloti ruled.
He added that a proper report was necessary before he could act or comment on the matter at hand.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur touted the incident as unfortunate and claimed to seek a report regarding the matter at hand.
He affirmed that justice must be done on the matter and the court has to give accelerated hearing to the matter at hand since the said election is scheduled for January 27.
But we ourselves have already attended to the matter at hand,' he said.
He's not really someone who thinks, 'where will I be in two years time?', 'where will I be at the end of the season?', he will just try to focus on the matter at hand and trying to perform every single game.
But isn't there also the argument that the drive to achieve targets could perhaps be detrimental to the matter at hand in the case of A&E visits - a patient obtaining the necessary level of much-needed care?
Given the subject matter at hand, it also makes brilliant use of rich music.
us is the matter at hand, Something different from its sources.
In their submissions, the ICAP representatives requested for an adjournment in order to prepare and submit an acceptable proposal to the matter at hand after mutual consultation with the parties concerned.
Researchers believe one benefit of talking to yourself about a task is that it keeps you focused on the matter at hand and reduces the chances you'll get distracted and forget what.