Definition of putty in someone's hands
- He does whatever his wife wants. He's putty in her hands.
: a doughlike material typically made of whiting and linseed oil that is used especially to fasten glass in window frames and to fill crevices in woodwork
: any of various substances resembling putty in appearance, consistency, or use
: a light brownish-gray to light grayish-brown color
: to use putty on or apply putty to
: some person : somebody
: the forelimb segment (such 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
: with the hands rather than by machine
: to touch or manage with the hands
: to lead, guide, or assist with the hand
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