the task at hand

noun phrase

: the work someone is doing now
I need to concentrate on the task at hand.

Examples of the task at hand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Read the full Cancer Daily Horoscope Leo (July 23 - August 22) Keep your head down and concentrate on the task at hand to make progress as the moon aligns with Mars. USA TODAY, 10 Jan. 2024 But sometimes they get distracted from the task at hand. Benjamin Cassidy, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 June 2024 But Lance, who was traded to the Cowboys last August for a fourth-round draft pick, is only focused on the task at hand and is thankful for the opportunity. Clarence E. Hill Jr., Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 2 June 2024 New head coach Charles Lee is assembling his staff while also focusing on finishing the task at hand with the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals beginning next week. Roderick Boone, Charlotte Observer, 30 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for the task at hand 

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“The task at hand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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