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At hand 在手邊

Today's Phrase: At hand


短語 at hand 的意思是指某物近在手邊,就在眼前以方便使用。


I don't have any printouts so keep a pen and paper at hand during the lecture.

A few years ago I was in my car when it got stuck in snow. Now whenever I drive in winter I keep blankets and a hot drink at hand.


短語 by hand 的意思是 “手工制作的”。


I always prefer to make bread by hand. I don't like the stuff you get from the supermarket.

My brother made this bookcase by hand. He's a very talented carpenter.

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