under someone's thumb

idiom

: under someone's control or influence
He kept the employees under his thumb.

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“Under someone's thumb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/under%20someone%27s%20thumb. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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