whip-hand

whip hand

noun
1.
the hand that holds the whip, in driving.
2.
an advantageous or controlling position: She had the whip hand throughout the debate.

Origin:
1670–80

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whip hand
 
n
1.  (in driving horses) the hand holding the whip
2.  advantage or dominating position

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