wind (someone) round (one's) (little) finger

wind (someone) round (one's) (little) finger

To gain complete control, dominance, or mastery over somebody; to make someone do whatever one wishes. The spoiled little brat has completely wound his parents round his little finger. Everyone accused her of winding the boss round her finger.
See also: finger, round, wind
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