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in the hands of somebody/in somebody’s hands

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishin the hands of somebody/in somebody’s handsin the hands of somebody/in somebody’s handsDEAL WITHbeing dealt with or cared for by someone The matter is in the hands of the police.in good/safe/capable etc hands You can be sure your children are in good hands. The fear is that nuclear secrets could fall into the wrong hands.Don’t say ‘in the hand of someone’. Say in the hands of someone. a safe pair of hands at safe1(12) hand
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fall into the wrong handsCards falling into the wrong hands cost the industry three hundred pounds every minute.And images of Kurds on tape could fall into the wrong hands.Voice over Mr Foulkes is seeking Government safeguards to prevent Rayo from falling into the wrong hands.A crossed cheque therefore gives some protection against fraud if it falls into the wrong hands.But some gun dealers have stopped selling replicas, because they're worried about them falling into the wrong hands.I will never allow Kirsty to fall into the wrong hands.Pentagon officials say they have already had some success reducing the risk that nuclear materials will fall into the wrong hands.
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