under someone's thumb

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Definition of under someone's thumb

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

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under someone's/something's name

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under (someone's) tutelage

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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 27 Sep. 2021.

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