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Idioms with Hand

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English idiom
We need to do something about it! This situation is getting out of hand!

Idiom definition
We need to do something about it! This situation is getting out of control!

Correct answer: (c) out of control

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English idiom
Now the grandparents have the children on their hands.

Idiom definition
Now the grandparents have the children in their care.

Correct answer: (a) in their care

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English idiom
This last year, my company has made money hand over fist!

Idiom definition
This last year, my company has made money at a huge rate!

Correct answer: (b) at a huge rate

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As soon as he laid his hands on all that money, he donated part of it to charitable institutions.

Idiom definition
As soon as he took possession of all that money, he donated part of it to charitable institutions.

Correct answer: (d) took possession of

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English idiom
The beginning of a new generation of computer software is at hand.

Idiom definition
The beginning of a new generation of computer software is imminent.

Correct answer: (a) imminent

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English idiom
Do we have enough people on hand to help us move our stuff into the house?

Idiom definition
Do we have enough people available to help us move our stuff into the house?

Correct answer: (b) available

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The FBI told the local police that their case was off their hands. The investigation was now a Federal matter.

Idiom definition
The FBI told the local police that their case was out of their jurisdiction. The investigation was now a Federal matter.

Correct answer: (c) out of their jurisdiction

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Jane Williams is a very good investigative reporter, you've got to hand it to her.

Idiom definition
Jane Williams is a very good investigative reporter, you've got to give her credit.

Correct answer: (a) give her credit

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Honey, can you hand me the car key, please? It's right next to you on the table.

Idiom definition
Honey, can you give me the car key, please? It's right next to you on the table.

Correct answer: (c) give me

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Learning a foreign language goes hand in hand with International Business.

Idiom definition
Learning a foreign language goes together with International Business.

Correct answer: (d) together

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