have (someone) in the palm of one's hand


: to have control or influence over (someone) : to be able to control (someone) easily
She has her boss in the palm of her hand.

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“Have (someone) in the palm of one's hand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20%28someone%29%20in%20the%20palm%20of%20one%27s%20hand. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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