the matter at hand

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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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.
According to a report in the local media, Shah remarked that immediate suo moto action was always taken against PML-N legislators, such as Talal Chaudhry and Danyal Aziz, but the judiciary was staying silent on the matter at hand.
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.
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?
us is the matter at hand, Something different from its sources.
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.
The sheer rage directed at the decision was also as much about six-and-a-half years of agonising failure for Arsenal as it was about the matter at hand.
Now, back to the matter at hand - Thanksgiving leftovers.
He notes that most adults assume that the way to plan for the future is to gather copious information about the matter at hand and carefully consider the available options.