upper hand

NOUN
  1. position of advantage and control
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How To Use upper hand In A Sentence

  • The deadline for acceptance of the offer is Thursday afternoon, but both sides have claimed they have the upper hand in a takeover battle which is becoming increasingly bitter.
  • Don't let your feeling gain the upper hand over you.
  • Both teams began the game with a series of handling errors and no one was able to gain the upper hand.
  • In Andhra Pradesh, we always had an upper hand, although in one district there have been some setbacks- Vishakhapatnam rural district. Wall Street Journal Interview
  • In a market economy, finicky customers have the upper hand in choosing products and services.
  • Things were going poorly — Vietnamese guerrillas, or Vietminh, held the upper hand — and at a strategy session in Saigon the French commander, Gen. Henri Navarre, outlined his latest plan. The French Connection
  • It is feared the two fanatical groups will try to outdo each other in barbarity to gain the upper hand. The Sun
  • Neither of us won the fight, as it was parted before the final blow was struck, but I definitely was having the upper hand.
  • That girl P'ing Erh," she exclaimed, "has gone mad, and if this hussey does in real earnest wish to try and get the upper hand of me, it would be well for you to mind your skin. Hung Lou Meng, Book I Or, the Dream of the Red Chamber, a Chinese Novel in Two Books
  • He will not be sincere to the region, will not know its problems well, and will have a tendency to rule with an upper hand like his personal jagir - which basically gives him power over anyone else - to use and abuse as he likes without question. Karachi Metblogs
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