wrap (someone) around one's (little) finger

idiom

Definition of wrap (someone) around one's (little) finger

informal
: to have complete control over (someone)
  • She has him wrapped around her little finger.

Word by Word Definitions

wrap play
  1. : to cover especially by winding or folding

  2. : to envelop and secure for transportation or storage : bundle

  3. : enfold, embrace

  1. : wrapper, wrapping

  2. : material used for wrapping

  3. : an article of clothing that may be wrapped around a person

  1. : wraparound

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

around play
  1. : in a circle or in circumference

  2. : in, along, or through a circuit

  3. : on all or various sides : in every or any direction

  1. : on all sides of

  2. : so as to encircle or enclose

  3. : so as to avoid or get past : on or to another side of

  1. : about

  2. : being in existence, evidence, or circulation

little play
  1. : not big: such as

  2. : small in size or extent : tiny

  3. : young

  1. : in only a small quantity or degree : slightly

  2. : not at all

  3. : rarely, infrequently

  1. : a small amount, quantity, or degree

  2. : a short time

  3. : a short distance

finger play
  1. : any of the five terminating members of the hand : a digit of the forelimb

  2. : something that resembles a finger

  3. : a part of a glove into which a finger is inserted

  1. : to touch or feel with the fingers

  2. : to play (a musical instrument) with the fingers

  3. : to play (notes, chords, etc.) with a specific fingering


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