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

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

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

Word by Word Definitions

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

palmplay
  1. :  any of a family (Palmae synonym Arecaceae) of mostly tropical or subtropical monocotyledonous trees, shrubs, or vines with usually a simple stem and a terminal crown of large pinnate or fan-shaped leaves

    :  a leaf of the palm as a symbol of victory or rejoicing

    :  a branch (as of laurel) similarly used

  1. :  the somewhat concave part of the human hand between the bases of the fingers and the wrist or the corresponding part of the forefoot of a lower mammal

    :  a flat expanded part especially at the end of a base or stalk (as of an anchor)

    :  a unit of length based on the breadth or length of the hand

  1. :  to conceal in or with the hand

    :  to take or pick up stealthily

    :  to hand stealthily

handplay
  1. :  the terminal part of the vertebrate forelimb when modified (as in humans) as a grasping organ :  the body part at the end of the arm of a human, ape, or monkey

    :  the forelimb segment (as the terminal section of a bird's wing) of a vertebrate higher than the fishes that corresponds to the hand irrespective of its form or functional specialization

    :  a part serving the function of or resembling a hand: such as

  1. :  with the hands rather than by machine

  1. :  to touch or manage with the hands

    :  to deal with

    :  furl


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