under the thumb

under the thumb
phrasal see under one's thumb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • under the thumb — • under one s thumb • under the thumb obedient to someone, controlled by someone He is only an assistant salesman but he has his boss under his thumb. Digest 22/2002 under someone s control Don t ask Margie to make a change in our work schedule.… …   Idioms and examples

  • under\ the\ thumb — • under (some)one s thumb • under the thumb adj or adv. phr. Obedient to you; controlled by you; under your power. The Jones family is under the thumb of the mother. Jack is a bully. He keeps all the younger children under his thumb. The mayor is …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Under the Thumb — Infobox Single Name = Under the Thumb Artist = Amy Studt from Album = False Smiles B side = Released = flagicon|UK September 29, 2003 Format = CD single Digital download Genre = Pop, Rock Length = 3:45 Label = Polydor Last single = Misfit (2003)… …   Wikipedia

  • under the thumb of — phrasal or under one s thumb : under the influence of : in a state of subservience to is under the thumb of an excellent but stern mother V.S.Pritchett had only to bring under his thumb the existing control points Wall Street Journal …   Useful english dictionary

  • under the thumb of — See: UNDER ONE S THUMB …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • under the thumb of — See: UNDER ONE S THUMB …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • under\ the\ thumb\ of — See: under one s thumb …   Словарь американских идиом

  • be under the thumb — British & Australian, informal if a man is under the thumb, he is completely controlled by his wife. He won t be able to do any of this without his wife s permission. He s under the thumb these days …   New idioms dictionary

  • Under My Thumb — Chanson par The Rolling Stones extrait de l’album Aftermath Pays  Royaume Uni S …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Under My Thumb — «Under My Thumb» Canción de The Rolling Stones álbum Aftermath Publicación 15 de abril (UK), 20 de junio (US) de 1966 …   Wikipedia Español

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