turn (someone) round (one's) (little) finger

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turn (someone) round (one's) (little) finger

To gain complete control, dominance, or mastery over somebody; to make someone do whatever one wishes. The spoiled little brat has completely turned his parents round his little finger. Everyone accused her of turning the boss round her finger.
See also: finger, round, turn
References in classic literature ?
As to all our present masters and governors, all those people you are trying to turn round your little finger, they are all horrible Royalists in disguise.