| #2 (permalink) Fri Aug 24, 2007 17:39 pm What mean by eating out of sb'c hands?
The idioms I know are "eat out of someone's hand" and "in the palm of one's hand". The meanings are basically the same.
If you have somebody in the palm of your hand, then you have managed to gain control over the other person. In other words, you have charmed or manipulated the other person to such an extent that the other person does or is willing to do whatever you want them to do.
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