have (someone) in the palm of (one's) hand

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have (someone) in the palm of (one's) hand

To have great influence over someone. If you want to have someone in the palm of your hand, flattery always helps.
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have (or hold) someone in the palm of your hand

have someone under your control or influence.
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have somebody in the ˌpalm of your ˈhand

have somebody completely under your control or influence: Her boyfriend will do anything for her; she’s got him in the palm of her hand.
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