get the upper hand

Idiom(s): get the upper hand (on sb)Theme: ADVANTAGE - GAIN khổng lồ get into a position superior khổng lồ someone; khổng lồ get the advantage of someone.• John is always trying lớn get the upper hand on someone.• He never ends up having the upper hand, though.

the upper hand

the advantage, get the jump on Because you have graduated from college, you have the upper hand.

upper hand

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upper hand|hand|upper|whip|whip hand

n. Controlling power; advantage. In the third round the champion got the upper hand over his opponent & knocked him out. The cowboy trained the wild horse so that he finally got the whip hand và tamed the horse.

the upper hand

A position of advantage, power, and/or control (over someone, something, or some situation). Typically used after the verbs "have," "gain," or "get." The home team got the upper hand when their opponents" star quarterback went out with an injury. We"ve been doing everything we can for your father, but I"m afraid the cancer is gaining the upper hand. The two companies were neck and neck for years, but Mayers International seems to have the upper hand in the markets lately.Learn more: hand, upper

*upper hand (on someone)

Fig. A position superior to someone; the advantage of someone. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) John is always trying lớn get the upper hand on someone. He never ends up having the upper hand, though.Learn more: hand, upper

upper hand

Also, whip hand
. A dominating or controlling position, as in Once you let Jeff get the upper hand there"ll be no stopping him, or When it comes to checkers, my son-in-law generally has the whip hand. The first term alludes khổng lồ an ancient trò chơi in which each player in turn grasps a stick with one hand, beginning from the bottom, & the last who can put his hand at the đứng đầu wins. Its figurative use dates from the late 1400s.


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The variant alludes lớn the driver who holds the whip in a horse-drawn vehicle; it was being used figuratively by the late 1600s. Learn more: hand, upperLearn more:Dictionary
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