at\ close\ hand

at\ close\ hand
• at hand
• at close hand
• near at hand
adv. phr.
1. Easy to reach; nearby.

When he writes, he always keeps a dictionary at hand.

2. formal
Coming soon; almost here.

Examinations are past and Commencement Day is at hand.

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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