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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Releasing a written statement to correct the mistake, Bozday- said: "The expression 'Attack strengthened our hand,' which was attributed to me in a news report by a media outlet, has never been used, nor has a statement implying this meaning ever been uttered by me.
Allegedly quoting Bozday-, the daily's top story on Tuesday had the headline "Attack strengthened our hand," referring to the recent terrorist attack largely believed to have been the work of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which claimed the lives of nine civilians, including several children.
Retired Justice Shanwas Tariq said that the training is going on after just a week, the institution will start its own right Speaking to the media, while addressing the media, strengthened our hands, as a retired judge of the High Court, any kind of recommendation will not be accepted in the cases.
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