have it in hand


have it in hand
be able to control it, have it under control
  

A fire started in the kitchen, but it's okay. We have it in hand.


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  • have something in hand — have (something) in hand be in hand if a plan or a situation is in hand, it is being dealt with. After days of rioting, the troops now have the situation in hand. (= are dealing with the situation) …   New idioms dictionary

  • have the whip hand — have/hold the whip hand to be the person or group that has the most power in a situation. So long as we rely on them for money, they have the whip hand …   New idioms dictionary

  • have the upper hand — ► have the upper hand have an advantage or control. Main Entry: ↑upper …   English terms dictionary

  • have the upper hand — index predominate (command), surpass Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • have the upper hand — if someone has the upper hand, they have a position of power and control over someone else, and if an emotion has the upper hand, it controls what you do. At half time, the Italian team seem to have the upper hand …   New idioms dictionary

  • have a free hand — give (someone) a free hand to allow someone to do whatever they think is necessary in a particular situation. The editor said I could have a free hand in designing the cover page. (sometimes + in + doing something) …   New idioms dictionary

  • have things in hand — See have it in hand …   English idioms

  • have the upper hand — have (or gain) the upper hand have or gain advantage or control over someone or something * * * gain, get, have, etc. the ˌupper ˈhand idiom to get an advantage over sb so that you are in control of a particular situation Main entry: ↑upperidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • have someone on hand — have (someone/something) on hand be on hand to be near and ready if needed. The new store has extra staff on hand to help customers pack their shopping. (often + to do something) …   New idioms dictionary

  • have something on hand — have (someone/something) on hand be on hand to be near and ready if needed. The new store has extra staff on hand to help customers pack their shopping. (often + to do something) …   New idioms dictionary