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whip hand

noun

Definition of WHIP HAND

1
:  positive control :  advantage
2
:  the hand holding the whip in driving

Examples of WHIP HAND

  1. <unquestionably the company has the whip hand in negotiations with the labor union>

First Known Use of WHIP HAND

1680

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