in someone's power

idiom

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.

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“In someone's power.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20someone's%20power. Accessed 17 January 2020.

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