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Development in this county is always going to be an issue. Until development and zoning are handled on a regional basis, rather than each municipality left to its own devices, we will suffer from developers having the upper hand in suits and in front of zoning boards.
John Murray

Meaning of "the upper hand" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF THE UPPER HAND

the upper hand play
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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THE UPPER HAND

the twist
the Two Sicilies
the Tynwald
the unco guid
the underground
the undersigned
the Union
the Unknowable
the unseelie
the unwritten law
the upper regions
the usual
the vag
the vapours
the varletry
the vast
the veil
the Veneti
the vernacular
the very devil

WORDS THAT END LIKE THE UPPER HAND

a free hand
a heavy hand
at first hand
at hand
at second hand
by hand
come to hand
first hand
free hand
from hand to hand
hand
hand in hand
hat in hand
helping hand
in hand
on hand
out of hand
second hand
take in hand
to hand
upper hand

Synonyms and antonyms of the upper hand in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «the upper hand» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THE UPPER HAND

Find out the translation of the upper hand to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of the upper hand from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «the upper hand» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

上风
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

la sartén por el mango
570 millions of speakers

English

the upper hand
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ऊपरी हाथ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اليد العليا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

верх
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

a mão superior
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উপরের হাত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

la haute main
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tangan atas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

die Oberhand
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

優勢
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

우세
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tangan ndhuwur
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Mặt trên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மேல் கையில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वरचा हात
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Üst el
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

il sopravvento
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przewagę
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

верх
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mâna de sus
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

το πάνω χέρι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

die oorhand
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

övertaget
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

overtaket
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of the upper hand

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THE UPPER HAND»

The term «the upper hand» is very widely used and occupies the 4.700 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THE UPPER HAND» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about the upper hand

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6 QUOTES WITH «THE UPPER HAND»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word the upper hand.
1
William Henry Bragg
In a gas, motion has the upper hand; the atoms are moving so fast that they have no time to enter into any sort of combination with each other: occasionally, atom must meet atom and, so to speak, each hold out vain hands to the other, but the pace is too great and, in a moment, they are far away from each other again.
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Anton Chekhov
The thirst for powerful sensations takes the upper hand both over fear and over compassion for the grief of others.
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Jermaine Dupri
I'd go dance at talent shows, and because I was young I had the upper hand on a lot of other crews. People thought it was cute. I used that to my advantage.
4
Kevin Love
I feel like in order for our team to have the upper hand, I have to play extremely well, and I have to bring the rest of the team with me. That's how I feel approaching every game.
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John Murray
I'd like to see an arrested growth of development. You can't stop it, but it's important we do something about the developers having the upper hand.
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John Murray
Development in this county is always going to be an issue. Until development and zoning are handled on a regional basis, rather than each municipality left to its own devices, we will suffer from developers having the upper hand in suits and in front of zoning boards.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THE UPPER HAND»

Discover the use of the upper hand in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to the upper hand and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Upper Hand: Winning Strategies from World-class Negotiators
But just when it seems they've finally gotten the upper hand over that awful Janitor Lyman, they're caught completely off guard by his next move: Lyman has called in reinforcements, and suddenly Benjamin, Jill, and Robert find themselves ...
Michael Benoliel, 2006
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The Secrets of Gaining the Upper Hand in High Performance ...
The contributions in this book - as well as the exclusive interview with Chris Voss, an international business negotiator - capture the key concepts and the most important learning points on how to gain the upper hand in high stake ...
Manon Schonewille, Felix Merks, 2011
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Techniques of Positional Play: 45 Practical Methods to Gain ...
Opening preparation is useful, but understanding the middlegame is much more important. This book, an improved edition of a Russian classic, teaches amateur chess players 45 extremely effective skills in a crystal-clear manner.
Valeri Bronznik, Anatoli Terkhin, 2013
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Doctor, Your Patient Will See You Now: Gaining the Upper ...
Offering an insider's perspective, the author teaches readers how to be better patients in order to get better care, offers access to industrial-strength resources, and promotes an attitude that will prevent alienation and manipulation.
Steven Kussin, 2012
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Early American Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases
H57 To get (have) the upper Hand 1650 Bradstreet Works 312: How some when down, straight got the upper hand, 320: The Persians got the upper hand. a1656 Bradford History 2.52: At length gott the upperhand. 1692 Mather Wonders 104: ...
Bartlett Jere Whiting, 1977
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How to Be Invisible: The Essential Guide to Protecting Your ...
In this thoroughly revised update of his immensely popular guide How to Be Invisible, J.J. Luna shows you how to protect yourself from these information predators by securing your vehicle and real estate ownership, your bank accounts, your ...
J. J. Luna, 2004
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Mastery of Surgery
The triangular ligament of the liver is divided with electrocautery, and the left lobe of the liver is folded downward and retracted to the right with the liver blade of the upper hand retractor. The left abdominal wall is retracted laterally with the ...
Josef E. Fischer, Kirby I. Bland, Mark P. Callery, 2006
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Why Spanking Doesn't Work: Stopping This Bad Habit and ...
Why is the family so violent?According to the authors, one of the main reasons is our belief as a society that physical punishment is an acceptable. and it all starts with the belief that spanking is good for our children.In this insightful ...
Michael J. Marshall, 2002
9
The Upper Hand
John Melville becomes an Intelligence agent and wonders whether his friend Colin Elphinstone is also a spy
Stuart Hood, 1987
10
Mauser Military Rifles of the World
The pistol grip stock has grasping grooves, and the upper hand guard extends from in front of the receiver to the upper band. The lower barrel band has an integral sling swivel on the left side, with another on the bottom of the band. There is a ...
Robert W.D. Ball, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THE UPPER HAND»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term the upper hand is used in the context of the following news items.
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Does Boko Haram have the upper hand?
Relations between Nigeria and Cameroon have been strained for years. Territorial disputes - especially over the oil-rich Bakassi peninsula - have not helped. «Aljazeera.com, Jul 15»
2
Ashes 2015: Moeen Ali gives England the upper hand in Cardiff
Moeen Ali scored 77 and took two important wickets as England gained the upper hand in the first Ashes Test against Australia. The hosts added 87 runs to their ... «BBC Sport, Jul 15»
3
Cleanup efforts continue after strip mall fire in Upper Darby
With Upper Darby Fire Department leading the way, they tried to make entry, but ... After a few hours, firefighters were able to get the upper hand on the blaze ... «6abc.com, Jul 15»
4
Ex-CIA head: I fear Iran 'has the upper hand' in nuclear talks
“I would actually fear that the Iranians have the upper hand right now,” Hayden told “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace. “I would hope this is not the final ... «The Hill, Jun 15»
5
Why Greece might now have the upper hand in crunch talks
Pedestrian passes a graffiti artwork titled Death of euros, painted by French street artist Goin, on a wall in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Kostas ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
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The upper hand
WACO, Texas -- The home Baylor Bears will host the NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championship semifinals Monday at the Hurd Tennis Center. By the way ... «NCAA.com, May 15»
7
Big Pharma has the upper hand 'and they know it'
There has been an alarming upward trend in the costs of similar treatments, as more drugs are developed and come on to the market, new Pharmac figures ... «Stuff.co.nz, May 15»
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Home buyers in these markets have the upper hand
It continues to be a sellers' market in many areas of the country, but that doesn't mean buyers everywhere are out of luck. The top housing markets for buyers are ... «CNNMoney, Apr 15»
9
An ultra-hung parliament seems likely – and it is Labour that has the
An ultra-hung parliament seems likely – and it is Labour that has the upper hand. The SNP's stance and the Tories' missteps mean Miliband is in the strongest ... «New Statesman, Mar 15»
10
Budget fight: Obama claims the upper hand over Congress
Bolstered by a spate of upbeat economic news, Obama is claiming the upper hand in the budget fight unfolding in Congress. He's aiming to exploit recent ... «Yahoo News, Mar 15»

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