have sb in the palm of your hand Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “have sb in the palm of your hand” in the English Dictionary

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have sb in the palm of your hand

(also have sb eating out of the palm of your hand) to have ​completecontrol over someone and to be ​able to make them do anything you ​want: He had the ​audience in the palm of his ​hand.
(Definition of have sb in the palm of your hand from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “have sb in the palm of your hand”
in Chinese (Simplified) 把(某人)攥在手心里,完全控制(某人)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 把(某人)抓在手心裡,完全控制(某人)…
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