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How to use upper hand in a sentence
Its stock price began to swing wildly, depending on who had the upper hand at a given moment.Like GameStop, Bed Bath & Beyond has been reduced to a meme stock. But 42,000 people work there.|Allan Sloan|February 8, 2021|Washington Post
We must now apply this hard-earned wisdom to give our authorities the firm upper hand to protect our democracy from those who would attack it.
True, Republicans don’t have a clear upper hand in the polls or fundraising game, but that might not tell as much about what will happen as the actual results from November.The Case For Republicans In Georgia vs. The Case For Democrats|Nathaniel Rakich (email@example.com)|January 4, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
Whichever buildings sort out their discounts first might have the upper hand.New York luxury real estate could be a bargain in 2021|Rachel King|December 27, 2020|Fortune
The Giants have the upper hand for now, thanks to a sweep of Washington, but they have the toughest-looking slate in their division the rest of the way.How the NFL playoff picture is shaping up in Week 12|Des Bieler|November 30, 2020|Washington Post
Eating disorders, on the other hand, are driven largely by biological processes that occur on the inside.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“After the New York mentality, it is the ultimate contrast to see people making things by hand,” he said.
Thankfully, his assistant knows these roads like the back of his hand.
The collection includes kimono capes and hand woven jump overalls.
Prices are relatively inexpensive and come in at around 135 euros for a shirt or 35 euros for hand woven boxers.
“Perhaps you do not speak my language,” she said in Urdu, the tongue most frequently heard in Upper India.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
After relievedly giving the pistol to the nearest soldier, he stumbled quickly over to Brion and took his hand.Sense of Obligation|Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
She is quite true, but not wise, and your left hand must not know what your right hand is doing.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The aged woman made no reply; her eyes still studied Ramona's face, and she still held her hand.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
He came to the top of the stairs with a lamp in his hand, and wanted to know what the rumpus was about.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
British Dictionary definitions for upper hand
Other Idioms and Phrases with upper hand
Also, whip hand. A dominating or controlling position, as in Once you let Jeff get the upper hand there'll be no stopping him, or When it comes to checkers, my son-in-law generally has the whip hand. The first term alludes to an ancient game in which each player in turn grasps a stick with one hand, beginning from the bottom, and the last who can put his hand at the top wins. Its figurative use dates from the late 1400s. The variant alludes to the driver who holds the whip in a horse-drawn vehicle; it was being used figuratively by the late 1600s.