'Under your thumb' Meaning
What does the saying 'Under your thumb' mean?
Meaning: Someone who is manipulated or controlled by another person is under his or her thumb.
Country: International English | Subject Area: Body and bodily functions | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
- Rule of thumb
- Stick out like a sore thumb
- Green thumb
- Thumb your nose at
- Put your thumb on the scales
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