near\ at\ hand

near\ at\ 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.

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  • near at hand — close by, easy to reach …   English contemporary dictionary

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