whip hand


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whip hand

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

whip hand

n to have the whip hand (over sb)avere il predominio (su qn)
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References in classic literature ?
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.
The Bucks held the whip hand over a team that last season finished just outside of the play-offs in the league above, but were left to rue missed chances.
But with Napoli understood to also be interested in Tierney, the Hoops boss has made it clear it is his club who hold the whip hand in negotiations.
ST MIRREN appear to have the whip hand in the Premiership play-off final after a goalless first leg at Dundee United last night.
At the furlong marker, Purton removed his whip hand from the reins of the John Moore-trained six-year-old in case it was necessary, but half a furlong later decided it was not with the pair well in the clear.
Farmers who produce fresh veg face being squeezed by buyers who will hold a whip hand when lettuces need to be cut.
In a letter to Ofcom chief executive Sharon White, Labour peer Lord Adonis called on the media regulator to "instruct the BBC to cancel its proposed broadcast tomorrow of Enoch Powell's infamous 1968 speech predicting 'rivers of blood' and 'the black man having the whip hand over the white man' because of immigration.
Fascinating Rock may just have the Whip hand on Ranger at the Curragh
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.