putty in your hands

putty in (one's) hands

Easy to control or bend to one's wishes. (Putty is a very malleable material.) Oh, come on, Julia is putty in our hands—we can definitely get her to help us with this prank.
See also: hand, putty

putty in your hands

If someone is putty in your hands, they will do anything you ask them to do. Simon proved to be putty in his hands. I was completely in awe of him — I was putty in his hands. Note: You can also just say that someone is putty. Sometimes he'd do something like bring her a box of chocolates and she would be putty for a week. Note: Putty is a thick paste that is used to fix sheets of glass into window frames.
See also: hand, putty
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4 Knead a ball of putty in your hands to make it pliable and squeeze it between your thumb and forefinger to form a layer around the window.
Once the primer's dry, knead the putty in your hands until it's pliable and then put a layer (about 3mm thick) in the rebate, squeezing it out between your thumb and first finger.
Big Hair Putty In Your Hands, Charles Worthington, pounds 4.
Mould the putty in your hands to get it soft and easy to work with.