under+one's+thumb

  • 1Under one's thumb — Thumb Thumb, n. [OE. thombe, thoumbe, [thorn]ume, AS. [thorn][=u]ma; akin to OFries. th[=u]ma, D. duim, G. daumen, OHG. d[=u]mo, Icel. [thorn]umall, Dan. tommelfinger, Sw. tumme, and perhaps to L. tumere to swell. [root]56. Cf. {Thimble}, {Tumid} …

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  • 2under one's 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.… …

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  • 3under one's thumb — phrasal see under the thumb of * * * under one s thumb Under one s domination • • • Main Entry: ↑thumb …

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  • 4under\ one's\ 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 …

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  • 5under one's thumb — or[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 so… …

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  • 6under one's thumb — or[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 so… …

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  • 7under one's thumb — or under the thumb phrasal under control ; in a state of subservience < her father did not have her that much under his thumb Hamilton Basso > …

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  • 8under one's thumb — adj. under the control of; manipulated by. Under My Thumb (song title) …

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  • 9under one's thumb — adjective Completely controlled by someone; at someone’s command. She has the entire crew under her thumb. They would do anything for her …

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  • 10under someone's 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.&#8230; …

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  • 11under\ someone's\ 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 …

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  • 12have someone in/under one's power — HAVE CONTROL OVER, have influence over, have under one s thumb, have at one s mercy, have in one s clutches, have in the palm of one s hand; N. Amer. have in one s hip pocket; informal have over a barrel. → power …

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  • 13under 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.&#8230; …

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  • 14Thumb — Thumb, n. [OE. thombe, thoumbe, [thorn]ume, AS. [thorn][=u]ma; akin to OFries. th[=u]ma, D. duim, G. daumen, OHG. d[=u]mo, Icel. [thorn]umall, Dan. tommelfinger, Sw. tumme, and perhaps to L. tumere to swell. [root]56. Cf. {Thimble}, {Tumid}.] The …

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  • 15Thumb band — Thumb Thumb, n. [OE. thombe, thoumbe, [thorn]ume, AS. [thorn][=u]ma; akin to OFries. th[=u]ma, D. duim, G. daumen, OHG. d[=u]mo, Icel. [thorn]umall, Dan. tommelfinger, Sw. tumme, and perhaps to L. tumere to swell. [root]56. Cf. {Thimble}, {Tumid} …

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  • 16Thumb blue — Thumb Thumb, n. [OE. thombe, thoumbe, [thorn]ume, AS. [thorn][=u]ma; akin to OFries. th[=u]ma, D. duim, G. daumen, OHG. d[=u]mo, Icel. [thorn]umall, Dan. tommelfinger, Sw. tumme, and perhaps to L. tumere to swell. [root]56. Cf. {Thimble}, {Tumid} …

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  • 17Thumb latch — Thumb Thumb, n. [OE. thombe, thoumbe, [thorn]ume, AS. [thorn][=u]ma; akin to OFries. th[=u]ma, D. duim, G. daumen, OHG. d[=u]mo, Icel. [thorn]umall, Dan. tommelfinger, Sw. tumme, and perhaps to L. tumere to swell. [root]56. Cf. {Thimble}, {Tumid} …

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  • 18Thumb mark — Thumb Thumb, n. [OE. thombe, thoumbe, [thorn]ume, AS. [thorn][=u]ma; akin to OFries. th[=u]ma, D. duim, G. daumen, OHG. d[=u]mo, Icel. [thorn]umall, Dan. tommelfinger, Sw. tumme, and perhaps to L. tumere to swell. [root]56. Cf. {Thimble}, {Tumid} …

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  • 19Thumb nut — Thumb Thumb, n. [OE. thombe, thoumbe, [thorn]ume, AS. [thorn][=u]ma; akin to OFries. th[=u]ma, D. duim, G. daumen, OHG. d[=u]mo, Icel. [thorn]umall, Dan. tommelfinger, Sw. tumme, and perhaps to L. tumere to swell. [root]56. Cf. {Thimble}, {Tumid} …

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  • 20Thumb ring — Thumb Thumb, n. [OE. thombe, thoumbe, [thorn]ume, AS. [thorn][=u]ma; akin to OFries. th[=u]ma, D. duim, G. daumen, OHG. d[=u]mo, Icel. [thorn]umall, Dan. tommelfinger, Sw. tumme, and perhaps to L. tumere to swell. [root]56. Cf. {Thimble}, {Tumid} …

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