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10 phrases found for the topic Control

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Phrase: In the saddle

Meaning: If someone is in the saddle, he or she is in a position of authority.

Example:
When she was in the saddle, everything went smoothly. Now it's chaos.

Date: 2018-05-16 19:57:43

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Phrase: The powers that be

Meaning: It is used to refer to those who are in charge/control/power when they do things that we do not like, and that affect us.

Example:
The powers that be have increased taxes again.

Date: 2018-05-16 19:57:21

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Phrase: Pull strings

Meaning: If you pull strings, you use your influence.

Example:
I know this is not legal, but let me pull some strings, and see what I can do.

Date: 2018-05-16 19:55:03

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Phrase: Carte blanche

Meaning: Complete freedom to do something: You will be given carte blanche to deal with this affair, but you must keep it secret. Do not cock it up.

Date: 2017-11-07 16:05:53

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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.

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: 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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