Examples of upper hand in a Sentence
finally gained the upper hand in the argument
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His press conferences just ooze a sense of decency and dedication to the task at hand, without any attempt to promote his brand or gain the upper hand in the footballing world.
Ten weeks after the embers in the wine country had cooled, recovery efforts in Santa Rosa provide a look at what the southern part of the state may face once firefighters gain the upper hand in the battle.
With Citizens United and super PACs now funding most major elections, corporations and the wealthy have the upper hand at the ballot box.
And as more big-blockers flee to Bitcoin Cash, opponents of larger blocks will gain the upper hand in Bitcoin's internal politics.
Were Iranian Kurds to start a serious revolt, Iran’s forces would have the upper hand.
The union appears to have the upper hand in negotiations with the U.K. over its departure, and the threat of populism has receded, so this year’s speech conveyed a renewed level of confidence and optimism.
Because Republican leaders in Congress need Democrats' votes, Democrats do have the upper hand.
Thomas Saenz, a lawyer who has fought Texas before the Supreme Court over another program that is similar in nature to DACA, is correct to note that Trump and Trump alone has the upper hand here.
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upper hand Synonyms
Synonymsbetter, bulge, catbird seat, drop, edge, high ground, inside track, jump, pull, stead, advantage, vantage, whip hand
Antonymsdisadvantage, drawback, handicap, liability, minus, penalty, strike
Related Wordsallowance, head start, lead, leg up, margin, odds, start; ascendancy (also ascendency), command, dominance, mastery, predominance, superiority, supremacy, transcendence, transcendency; precedence, preference, prerogative, privilege, seniority; break, foothold, opportunity; benefit, blessing, boon, felicity, godsend, manna, windfall
Near Antonymsdetriment, stranglehold; disparity, imbalance, inequality, unevenness; disability, failing, impairment, shortcoming; bar, catch, check, clog, crimp, embarrassment, hindrance, hitch, hurdle, impediment, interference, let, manacle, obstacle, obstruction, rub, shackle, stop, trammel; lurch, setback
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