the whip hand
Definition of the whip hand
: 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.
Word by Word Definitions
: to take, pull, snatch, jerk, or otherwise move very quickly and forcefully
: to strike with a slender lithe implement (as a lash or rod) especially as a punishment
: an instrument consisting usually of a handle and lash forming a flexible rod that is used for whipping
: a stroke or cut with or as if with a whip
: a dessert made by whipping a portion of the ingredients
: the forelimb segment (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 deal with
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