strengthen (one's) hand

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strengthen (one's) hand

To give someone the ability to do something better, more forcefully, or more effectively. The law aims to strengthen federal officers' hands when making arrests on suspicion of illegal immigration. The scandal is yet another issue that will strengthen her opponent's hand in the run up to the election.
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strengthen someone's hand (or hands)

enable or encourage a person to act more vigorously or effectively.
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ˌstrengthen your ˈhand

give you more power to do something or act against somebody/something: The new anti-drug laws will strengthen the hand of the police.
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That is going to strengthen my hand and strengthen my hand from the bench as well.
And the reality is that only a General Election vote for the Conservatives in 34 days' time will strengthen my hand to get the best deal for Britain from Brexit.
She is expected to say: "My message is clear - if you vote for me it will strengthen my hand in the Brexit negotiations.
We have options, more options to come in and it is going to strengthen my hand to tactically change the team.
I am specifically asking Parliament to strengthen my hand by giving me a mandate to pursue discussions about protecting Scotland's place in the EU with the UK Government, other devolved administrations, EU institutions and member states.
We have options, more options to " come in and it is going to strengthen my hand to tactically change the team.