have somebody eating out of your hand
have (someone) eating out of (one's) hand
To have great influence over someone. If you want to have someone eating out of your hand, flattery always helps.
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have somebody eating out of your ˈhandhave somebody completely in your control so that they will do whatever you want: Once they knew that they would never be able to escape without his help, he had them eating out of his hand.
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