time on one's hands

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.
See also: hand, on, time
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time on one's hands

An interval with nothing to do; see under on one's hands; time hangs heavy.
See also: hand, on, time
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.
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