have someone in the palm of your hand

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.
See also: hand, have, of, palm
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have (or hold) someone in the palm of your hand

have someone under your control or influence.
See also: hand, have, of, palm, someone
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