Another reason to keep an upper hand: Russia also funnels oil to Europe via a pipeline that runs directly through Ukraine.
It would be lethal for us all simply to watch this match play out from our seats in the upper deck.
He had only two years in national office, in the lower House of Representatives, to four for Obama in the upper house, the Senate.
As for the cable anchors, their faces are the upper body equivalent of a failed sphincter nerve.
Republicans held both chambers in 1995, but Democrats have the upper hand—however small the margin—in the Senate now.
I will see if I cannot get into one of the upper rooms that looks towards the yard.
He dined with the upper mess so that Mrs. Flynn could devote herself to Pen.
The upper and lower edges must be treated as all other colored edges.
He also had a gun over his shoulder, and he took the upper road.
On the under side the fore wings are marked as on the upper side.
c.1300, originally comparative of up. Cf. Middle Dutch upper, Dutch opper, Low German upper, Norwegian yppare. Noun meaning "part of a shoe above the sole" is recorded from 1789; sense of "stimulant drug" is from 1968. Upper crust is attested from mid-15c. in reference to the top crust of a loaf of bread, 1836 in reference to society. The pugilistic uppercut is first recorded 1842. Upper hand "advantage" is late 15c., probably from wrestling. Upperclassman is recorded from 1871. Upper middle class (adj.) is first recorded 1872.
Being a later or more recent division of the geological or archaeological period named. Compare lower.