the whip hand

noun

: the position of having power or being in control in a particular situation
The owners of the company had/held the whip hand in the negotiations.

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Recent Examples on the Web The gigantic jump in interest rates is what has handed Musk the whip hand over the banks. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 4 Oct. 2023

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“The whip hand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20whip%20hand. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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