have someone on toast

have (someone) on toast

To have power over someone. Primarily heard in UK. Of course they'll heed our demands—we have them on toast.
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have someone on toast

be 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.
See also: have, on, someone, toast
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