hold (all/all of) the cards

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Definition of hold (all/all of) the cards

: to be in control of a situation and have the power to make decisions It's your decision. You're holding all the cards.

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“Hold (all/all of) the cards.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hold%20%28all%2Fall%20of%29%20the%20cards. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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