eat out of someone's hand, to

eat out of someone's hand

Fig. to do exactly as someone says; to grovel to someone. I've got her eating out of my hand. She'll do anything I ask. He will be eating out of your hand before you are finished with him.
See also: eat, hand, of, out

eat out of someone's hand

Be manipulated or dominated by another, be submissive, as in He had the press eating out of his hand. This metaphoric expression alludes to a tame animal eating out of one's hand. [Early 1900s]
See also: eat, hand, of, out

eat out of (someone's) hand

To be manipulated or dominated by another.
See also: eat, hand, of, out

eat out of someone's hand, to

To be quite submissive. This expression, referring to a tame animal eating from a person’s hand, dates from the early twentieth century. “He’s like that,” wrote Joseph Conrad (Victory, 1915), “sometimes that familiar you might think he would eat out of your hand.”
See also: eat, of, out