time on (one's) hands


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time on (one's) hands

A period of time that is not already designated for some activity or use; free time. I have some time on my hands this weekend, so I can finally take a look at your car.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

time on one's hands

An interval with nothing to do; see under on one's hands; time hangs heavy.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

time on your hands

COMMON If you have time on your hands, you have a lot of free time and you do not know what to do with it. Jimmy had too much time on his hands and that caused him to get into trouble. With more time on their hands, many people would like to become mature students.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

time on (one's) hands

An interval with nothing to do.
See also: hand, on, time
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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