There is one point, I admit, in which their cavalry have the whip-hand of us; it is safer for them than it is for us to run away.
The exclusive possession of a marine boiler had given Falk the whip-hand of us all.
I dunno how you're goin' to git along with men-folks, if ye offer 'em the whip-hand.
And Bilton was not accustomed to let anybody have the whip-hand of him.
Roy looked after him, feeling pained and puzzled; the more so, because Lance clearly had the whip-hand.
He felt that he had gained the whip-hand of the old man, and he meant to keep it.
I could see that Fulkerson meant to keep the whip-hand himself, and that was reassuring.
He knew that the situation was ridiculous, but he saw no way of getting the whip-hand.
For the first moment, Charter felt the whip-hand over his own faculties.
We hate him badly, but he has the whip-hand of us, and so we have to do the tame trot for him.