upper hand

noun
|Updated on: 11 Jul 2018

Definition of upper hand

: mastery, advantage, control
  • was determined not to let the opposition get the upper hand

Examples of upper hand in a Sentence

  1. finally gained the upper hand in the argument

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First Known Use of upper hand

15th century

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upper hand

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Definition of upper hand for Students

: advantage 2


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