whip hand


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whip hand

n.
1. A dominating position; an advantage.
2. The hand in which a whip is held.

whip hand

n
1. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) (in driving horses) the hand holding the whip
2. advantage or dominating position
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Noun1.whip hand - position of advantage and controlwhip hand - position of advantage and control  
favorable position, favourable position, superiority - the quality of being at a competitive advantage
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whip hand

n to have the whip hand (over sb)avere il predominio (su qn)
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Sheldon still held the whip hand, and he intended to keep it.
Cavendish, however, was a lady who liked to make her own plans, and expected other people to fall in with them, and in this case she certainly had the whip hand, namely: the purse strings.
This volume consists of 21 essays by film historians who analyze about 40 anti-communist films of the 1950s and 1960s: Target Earth, Not of This Earth, Bells of Coronado, Spoilers of the Plains, The Flying Saucer, The Whip Hand, Artists and Models, The Girl in the Kremlin, Walk a Crooked Mile, I Was a Communist for the F.
Now the Ineos bosses think they have the whip hand to impose a wage settlement that leaves many workers facing a real drop in living standards.
Rock may just have the Whip hand on Ranger at the Curragh You could say that is fair enough as the former ran a blinder to finish runner-up in the Epsom Derby.
But seeing as record levels of under-25s still live with their parents and most of them don't pay a penny's keep, or raise a finger to do housework, surely we as adults hold the whip hand here.
Britain used to be the colonial ruler with a whip hand when it ruled the Commonwealth countries who had to fight to gain their independence.
OPINION He painted a paranoid vision of a country where the "black man will have the whip hand over the white man" and elderly white women are taunted by black children in the streets.
The Government is determined to give managers the whip hand in disputes.
Neither Manchester City nor Liverpool are able to make the same commitment but with Ajax prepared to blood him in the Eredivisie, they hold the whip hand.
that money has not yet been paid over from the ACE to the city so the ACE has actually got the whip hand over the City for that money.
As to the financing of the stadium, with Nama holding the whip hand my instincts are that the die is cast in favour of an instant-profit housing development.