in someone's power
Definition of in someone's power
1 : in a position of being controlled by someone other than oneself She had them in her power.
2 : able to be done by someone : within one's ability It's in your power to change the way things are done here. I'll do everything in my power to help.
Word by Word Definitions
: some person : somebody
: ability to act or produce an effect
: ability to get extra-base hits
: capacity for being acted upon or undergoing an effect
: to supply with power and especially motive power
: to give impetus to
: to move about by means of motive power
: operated mechanically or electrically rather than manually
: of, relating to, or utilizing strength
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