in the palm of (one's) hand

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in the palm of (one's) hand

Under one's total influence, domination, or control. She now has the entire company in the palm of her hand. Sheesh, he's got his parents in the palm of his hand.
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in the palm of your hand

If you have someone in the palm of your hand, you can control them, and they like everything that you do. A quick look at the audience shows that she's got them in the palm of her hand. The girl clearly thought she already had him in the palm of her hand. Compare with have someone eating out of the palm of your hand.
See also: hand, of, palm
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But his crown was shorn as smooth as the palm of one's hand, which, together with his loose robe, cowl, and string of beads, showed that which his looks never would have done, that he was a friar.
At a time when smartphones are becoming increasingly wider and bigger, a smartphone designed to fit in the palm of one's hand can be a refreshing device.
Here in the palm of one's hand is an inanimate object that recalls a battle, a war, an outstanding moment in the recipient's career, all of which leads the inquisitive down a path of research and discovery.
Here in the palm of one's hand is an inanimate object that recalls a battle, a war, an outstanding moment in the leads the inquisitive down a path of research and discovery.
If one could hold Gaza into the palm of one's hand, for how long would one stare before looking outwards where shades of blue water remain ensconced in reflection, while the transparent water at the shore washes over feet, pebbles, and sand, receding to complete its movement, alone?
She noted that technological advancement had brought information about the whole world to the palm of one's hand, however the abundance of information sources created influx of actual as well as fake information.
It is usually crushed in the palm of one's hand before adding to any food to release essential oils.
Apart from its adorable hardware design, each device is packed with custom content that is sure to bring the fun and magic of Disney right in the palm of one's hand. The smartphones' interfaces show tailored app icons, Disney-themed live and static wallpapers, widgets and exclusive re-recordings of famous Disney songs as ringtones, such as It's A Small World, Do You Want to Build a Snowman, Part of Your World, and the like.
Sansan aims to develop its business card management service as a core business function, accessible in the palm of one's hand, that changes how people work.
This digital microscope combines a video camera, precision optics and LED lighting in a device that fits in the palm of one's hand. MiScope's 40-140X magnification lets students examine the fine details of insects, textiles, electronics or any other tiny object.
Ultimately, these mobile solutions will leverage the phone's own network connection and the cloud to move access control intelligence all the way to the palm of one's hand. We will see traditional cards and digital credentials on smartphones co-existing in physical access control systems and working with complementary applications within the IP network.
Today's must-have tech items are those that can travel with their owners whether in an airplane carry-on, in a purse, in a pocket, in the palm of one's hand, or--as in the case of Google glass--resting on the bridge of one's nose or around one's wrist as a smartwatch.
With names like the Common Yellowthroat and the Tennessee Warbler, they could fit in the palm of one's hand.
The product is designed with an ergonomic shape that fits perfectly in the palm of one's hand and is expertly crafted from genuine, German-made ceramic for outstanding strength and durability.
* Estefania Rodriguez says that as long as a sea anemone is touched with the palm of one's hand, one usually will not feel pain.