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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
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The concept of bringing the Internet to the palm of one's hand is something we were not even thinking about back in 1973.
When designing and developing next-generation mobile devices, it's important to engineer products with the flexibility to accomplish more than just routine tasks, and provide the power of 'mobile freedom' in the palm of one's hand.
That all might change, however, thanks to a device that can fit in the palm of one's hand.
The original Chordmaster has a touch screen; the Palm software lets users utilize the Palm's screen as they would with any other Palm program, and of course, it still fits in the palm of one's hand and can be taken anywhere.
The HT-4100 tachometer is small, thin, and lightweight, fitting into the palm of one's hand as well as a shirt or pants pocket.
A round river stone that fits in the palm of one's hand on a flat stone about twice the size of the round stone will be just as perfect.
Lugging around many pounds of 78 rpm records that housed Richard Wagner's "Ring," one swooned at the idea of carrying all of that music in the palm of one's hand.