in N

The 'hands' group

These nouns are used to indicate that someone has possession of someone or something or has some sort of control over them or it.
If your adviser is trying a hard sell, steer clear - you're probably in the clutches of a salesman not a financial expert.
It emerged that fraud had taken place, and the matter is now in the hands of the police.
He said Conway had not realised the tool box was still in his possession.
He is not in thrall to the media.
  • in my care /in the care of ...*
  • in my clutches /in the clutches of ...*
  • in my grasp /in the grasp of ...
  • in the grip of ...
  • in ... hands /in the hands of ...*
  • in my pocket /in the pocket of ...
  • in my possession /in the possession of ...*
  • in hand
  • in thrall to ...
  • The nouns marked with an asterisk (*) also have the pattern into N.
    We have never been given any reason as to why the children were not placed back into our care.

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