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eat out of someone's hand

Fig. to do exactly as someone says; to grovel to someone. I've got her eating out of my hand. She'll do anything I ask. He will be eating out of your hand before you are finished with him.
See also: eat, hand, of, out
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

eat out of someone's hand

Be manipulated or dominated by another, be submissive, as in He had the press eating out of his hand. This metaphoric expression alludes to a tame animal eating out of one's hand. [Early 1900s]
See also: eat, hand, of, out
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

eat out of (someone's) hand

To be manipulated or dominated by another.
See also: eat, hand, of, out
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

eat out of someone's hand, to

To be quite submissive. This expression, referring to a tame animal eating from a person’s hand, dates from the early twentieth century. “He’s like that,” wrote Joseph Conrad (Victory, 1915), “sometimes that familiar you might think he would eat out of your hand.”
See also: eat, of, out
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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