have someone on toast
have (one) on toast
To have power over one. Primarily heard in UK. Of course they'll heed our demands—we have them on toast.
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have someone on toastbe in a position to deal with someone as you wish. British informal
1993 Esquire The more he thought, the more I knew I had him on toast.
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