the upper hand Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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the upper handnoun [S]

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C2 If you have the ​upperhand, you have more ​power than anyone ​else and so have ​control: After ​hours of ​fiercenegotiations, the ​president gained/got/had the ​upperhand.
(Definition of the upper hand from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the upper hand”
in Chinese (Simplified) 上风, 有利位置…
in Chinese (Traditional) 上風, 有利位置…
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