Listen here: To be in your own hands.mp3
This week’s English for football phrase is ‘to be in your own hands’ which means that a team is in control of their own destiny, they do not have to rely on other teams or results. Currently, in the relegation battle at the foot of the English Premier League, Blackpool can win their last game and still go down – their chance of survival is out of their hands; while if Blackburn win their last game they will stay up – their fate is still in their own hands. To be in your own hands.
Example: Premier League safety in Brighton’s own hands, says Chris Hughton (Sky Sports, 2019 16 April)