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7 phrases found for the topic Control


Phrase: Rule the roost

Meaning: To control everybody else: I cannot take that decision now. I have to speak to my wife first, because she's the one that rules the roost.

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Date: 2017-10-04 20:18:26

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Phrase: Show someone who is boss

Meaning: To make someone know who is in charge, in control: We'll have to show them who is boss.

Date: 2017-08-10 22:46:13

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Phrase: Information is power

Date: 2017-04-12 16:27:14

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Phrase: Keep/Hold something/someone at bay

Meaning: To have someone or something dangerous or bad or unwanted under control:
They kept the enemy at bay for several hours.
Thankfully, we managed to hold the contagious disease at bay.

Date: 2015-07-24 23:10:49

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Phrase: Mind your own business

Meaning: Do not interfere in my affairs: Please mind your own business. This does not concerns you.

Date: 2015-05-08 23:50:09

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Phrase: Have someone in the palm of your hand / Have someone eating out of the palm of your hand / Have someone eating out of your hand

Meaning: To influence or control someone in a way that he or she does what you wish:
Bankers usually have politicians eating out of the palm of their hands.
I have my husband in the palm of my hand.
She's filthy rich, so whenever she goes to the bank, she has the bank manager eating out of her hand

Date: 2015-04-20 19:34:15

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Phrase: Have or gain the upper hand over someone

Meaning: Be in control of a situation because you are more powerful or better: That empire has the upper hand over the separatists, which is why I do not think they will obtain their freedom.

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