Meaning of “hold all the cards” in the English Dictionary

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"hold all the cards" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “hold all the cards” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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