whip hand
noun Date: 1680 1. positive control ; advantage 2. the hand holding the whip in driving

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  • Whip hand — Whip Whip, n. [OE. whippe. See {Whip}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. An instrument or driving horses or other animals, or for correction, consisting usually of a lash attached to a handle, or of a handle and lash so combined as to form a flexible rod …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whip hand — n. 1. the hand in which a driver holds a whip 2. the position of advantage or control …   English World dictionary

  • whip hand — noun position of advantage and control (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑upper hand • Hypernyms: ↑superiority, ↑favorable position, ↑favourable position * * * noun 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • whip\ hand — • upper hand • whip hand noun Controlling power; advantage. In the third round the champion got the upper hand over his opponent and knocked him out. The cowboy trained the wild horse so that he finally got the whip hand and tamed the horse …   Словарь американских идиом

  • whip hand — /ˈwɪp hænd/ (say wip hand) noun 1. the hand that holds the whip when driving or riding horses. 2. the position of control, or the advantage. –phrase 3. have (or hold) the whip hand, Colloquial to be in a commanding position …   Australian English dictionary

  • Whip Hand — Infobox Book | name = Whip Hand image caption = The cover of 1st edition author = Dick Francis illustrator = cover artist = country = United Kingdom language = English series = Sid Halley series genre = crime novel publisher = Michael Joseph pub… …   Wikipedia

  • whip hand — 1. the hand that holds the whip, in driving. 2. an advantageous or controlling position: She had the whip hand throughout the debate. [1670 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • whip hand — n. control to get; have the whip hand over * * * [ wɪphænd] have the whip hand over [ control ] to get …   Combinatory dictionary

  • whip hand — hand that strikes, hand that beats; control …   English contemporary dictionary

  • whip hand — See: UPPER HAND …   Dictionary of American idioms

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