have someone in the palm of one's hand

have someone in the palm of one's hand
HAVE CONTROL OVER, have influence over, have someone eating out of one's hand, have someone on a string; N. Amer. have someone in one's hip pocket.
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have (or hold) someone in the palm of one's hand
have someone under one's control or influence

she had the audience in the palm of her hand


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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