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have someone in the palm of one's hand

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have someone in the palm of one's hand

verb phrase

To have control of someone; have someone at one's command: We had her in the palm of our hands (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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