Definition of the upper hand
- He always has to have the upper hand.
- The infection was gaining the upper hand and the patient's condition was deteriorating.
: higher in physical position, rank, or order
: farther inland
: constituting the branch of a bicameral legislature that is usually smaller and more restricted in membership and possesses greater traditional prestige than the lower house
: one that is upper: such as
: the parts of a shoe or boot above the sole
: an upper tooth or denture
: a stimulant drug
: something that induces a state of good feeling or exhilaration
: 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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