get the whip hand(redirected from gets the whip hand)
get the whip hand
To acquire the most power or influence in a particular situation or setting. As the editor in chief, I've got the whip hand and give final approval for the layout of every issue—remember that.
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get, have, hold, etc. the ˈwhip hand (over somebody)have power or control (over somebody): The government knows that the army have the whip hand. ♢ Our opponents had the whip hand over us right from the beginning.
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