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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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