have someone in/under one's power

have someone in/under one's power
HAVE CONTROL OVER, have influence over, have under one's thumb, have at one's mercy, have in one's clutches, have in the palm of one's hand; N. Amer. have in one's hip pocket; informal have over a barrel.
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