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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Caption: PUTTY IN YOUR HANDS: New Arglio induction-ready cookware from Belgian manufacturer Beka is made from pressed aluminum with a nonstick coating inside and a soh-touch Bakelite handle.
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.
"Nakedness should reduce even the coldest fish of a man to putty in your hands," she says.
Mould the putty in your hands to get it soft and easy to work with.