have one pair of hands

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Definition of have one pair of hands

used to stress that one person can only do so much I can't do everything at once—I only have one pair of hands.

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“Have one pair of hands.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20one%20pair%20of%20hands. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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