Is it right to say 'You destiny is in your hand'? Or it's better to say 'Your destiny is in your hands?

  • Your hands is the idiom. Your hand doesn't make sense.
    – user428517
    Mar 23, 2015 at 20:45
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    As an aside, I have a friend who only has one hand, and he always uses the plural form when saying things like, "I'm going to wash my hands", even though he is only going to wash one hand :)
    – Keiki
    Mar 23, 2015 at 21:11

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in your hands is a set phrase in this context. Makes sense since it is unlikely you do many important things with only one hand.

Your destiny is in your hands.

Or a famous insurance company slogan:

"You are in good hands with ..."


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