upper hand

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Advantage or control.

Etymology:

  • Possibly an allusion to card games such as poker in which hands are the sets of cards held by players.
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There was no refusing him, for he had got the complete upper hand of the community, and the peaceful burghers all stood in awe of him.

Submitted on January 20, 2019

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