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idioms involving hand
Force one's hand
To make someone do something before they are ready to do it
The reporter didn't want to reveal her source for the newspaper article but the editor was able to force her hand.
Note:To force an opponent's hand in a card game is to force the opponent to play a card before he or she wants to.
A free hand
Freedom to work without supervision
The client trusts us completely now and has given us a free hand in creating the ad campaign.
Get out of hand
To become uncontrollable
Our neighbor was burning leaves but the fire got out of hand and burned several houses down.
Hand in hand
To work closely together
The auto maker is asking all of their suppliers to work hand in hand with them to reduce costs.
Have someone eating out of your hand
To have someone do exactly as you wish him/her to do
The lawyer was so smooth that he had the jury eating out of his hand.
Note: To understand this idiom, imagine a person getting a wild animal to eat from his hand.