twist someone round one's little finger

control someone, dominate someone

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • twist someone round one's little finger — see under ↑finger • • • Main Entry: ↑twist …   Useful english dictionary

  • turn someone round one's little finger — same as ↑twist someone round one s little finger (see under ↑finger). • • • Main Entry: ↑turn …   Useful english dictionary

  • twist round one's little finger — control someone, dominate someone …   English contemporary dictionary

  • twist — I UK [twɪst] / US verb Word forms twist : present tense I/you/we/they twist he/she/it twists present participle twisting past tense twisted past participle twisted ** 1) a) [transitive] to force something out of its original shape by bending it… …   English dictionary

  • finger — /ˈfɪŋgə/ (say fingguh) noun 1. any of the terminal members of the hand, especially one other than the thumb. 2. a part of a glove made to receive a finger. 3. the breadth of a finger as a unit of length; digit. 4. the length of a finger, 12 cm,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • twist — twist1 S3 [twıst] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move)¦ 2¦(bend)¦ 3¦(wind)¦ 4¦(turn)¦ 5¦(road/river)¦ 6¦(words)¦ 7 twist your ankle/wrist/knee 8 twist and turn 9 twist somebody s arm ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • force */*/*/ — I UK [fɔː(r)s] / US [fɔrs] noun Word forms force : singular force plural forces 1) a) [uncountable] physical strength, or violence They accused the police of using excessive force during the arrest. by force: The army took control of the region… …   English dictionary

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