out of one's hands

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used to say that one cannot control somethingThe decision is out of my hands.

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“Out of one's hands.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out%20of%20one%27s%20hands. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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