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.

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“Close at hand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/close%20at%20hand. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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