close at hand

idiom

: near in time or place
I always keep a few tissues close at hand.
The time for us to leave was close at hand.

Examples of close at hand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Additional options to reduce your risk of a home fire include having a properly sized and professionally installed ventilation hood over your cooktop or range, using an induction cooktop and keeping a fire extinguisher close at hand. Jamie Gold, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 May 2024 The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Frick Collection are close at hand along with numerous world-class restaurants and charming cafes. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 27 Apr. 2024 Even at the skijoring event, amid the loose, loud carousing, where the high-mountain air sent alcohol straight to the head and the grassy smell of horses and weed smoke drifted over the crowd, the powers that increasingly control Big Sky were close at hand. Nick Bowlin, Harper's Magazine, 30 Mar. 2024 Groups of men talked on benches, their suitcases close at hand, or played soccer in nearby Tompkins Square Park. Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner, New York Times, 15 Feb. 2024 For travelers willing to explore beyond the city, South Africa’s wine country is close at hand in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, and many vineyards offer tastings and meal experiences. Zach Wichter, USA TODAY, 24 Mar. 2024 As a bonus, the TRC is in a building with dozens of other service providers, so the cooperation needed is close at hand. Allen Arthur, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 Mar. 2024 Mark these words: Keep the hot rollers close at hand. Brennan Kilbane, Allure, 5 Dec. 2023 Want to keep essential smaller items close at hand? Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 5 Jan. 2024

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“Close at hand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/close%20at%20hand. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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