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English definition of “hold all the cards”

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hold all the cards

to be in a strong position when you are competing with someone else, because you have all the advantages: Management holds all the cards when it comes to the negotiations over job cuts.
Translations of “hold all the cards”
in Chinese (Traditional) 處於優勢,掌控局面…
in Chinese (Simplified) 处于优势,控制着局面…
(Definition of hold all the cards from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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