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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.
John Murray

Meaning of "upper hand" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UPPER HAND

upper hand play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UPPER HAND

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Upper hand is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UPPER HAND

upper back
upper body
Upper Canada
upper case
upper chamber
upper circle
upper class
upper classes
upper crust
upper deck
Upper Egypt
upper house
upper income bracket
upper jaw
Upper Karoo
upper lip
Upper Lough Erne
upper management
upper middle class
upper mordent

WORDS THAT END LIKE 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
the upper hand
to hand

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

SYNONYMS

Translation of «upper hand» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UPPER HAND

Find out the translation of upper hand to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of 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 «upper hand» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

上风
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sartén por el mango
570 millions of speakers

English

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

mão superior
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঊর্ধ্ব হাত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dessus
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kelebihan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Oberhand
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

優勢
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

우위
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tangan ndhuwur
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tay 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

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

πάνω χέρι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

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 upper hand

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UPPER HAND»

The term «upper hand» is quite widely used and occupies the 41.047 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UPPER HAND» OVER TIME

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

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6 QUOTES WITH «UPPER HAND»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word 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.
3
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 «UPPER HAND»

Discover the use of upper hand in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to 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
3
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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The Incredible Power of Kingdom Authority: Getting an Upper ...
A guide on tapping into the power that God unleashed when He raised Christ from death cites the role of Satan in contemporary failures and explains how readers can become part of God's power by working in the world to build His kingdom.
Adrian Rogers, 2002
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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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Pediatric Hand and Upper Limb Surgery: A Practical Guide
The text is complemented with over 1,000 images and illustrations to assist in visualizing the specific surgical challenges you may face.
Peter M. Waters, Donald S. Bae, 2012
7
The Upper Hand
Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
Emerson Gifford Taylor, 2012
8
Fundamentals of Hand Therapy: Clinical Reasoning and ...
This illustrated text and reference emphasizes the fundamentals of hand therapy - for both specialists and non-specialists who encounter clients with hand issues.
Cynthia Cooper, 2013
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
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

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UPPER HAND»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term 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
Upper Hand Brewery Releases 906 Ale
ESCANABA, Mich. – Upper Hand Brewery is pleased to announce the upcoming release of 906™ Ale (9.06% ABV). An Imperial Red Ale brewed in celebration ... «Brewbound.com, Jul 15»
3
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»
4
Firefighters Gain Upper Hand on Memorial Fire; Highway 191 Open …
DUTCH JOHN — Firefighters on the Memorial Fire gained the upper hand as fire behavior moderated yesterday afternoon. Today firefighters will continue to ... «SweetwaterNOW.com, 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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Pro-Iran militias take upper hand after US-backed forces crumble in …
But with the fall of Ramadi, the province's capital, this month, paramilitary forces close to Iran are now taking the upper hand. They include groups such as Kitaeb ... «Washington Post, May 15»
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Upper Hand Brewery announces first expansion
ESCANABA -- Six months after officially opening, Upper Hand Brewery has announced its first expansion that will triple their capacity. The project, which is ... «UpperMichigansSource.com, May 15»
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Upper Hand Brewery introducing new beer
ESCANABA -- Since their first batch was released in late October, Upper Hand Brewery in Escanaba has been operating at maximum capacity. That's 5,000 ... «UpperMichigansSource.com, May 15»
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Lawmakers struggle for upper hand in global information war
Russia's use of information as a weapon of war has helped the Kremlin eat away at Ukraine's territory and undermine the NATO alliance in Eastern Europe. «Washington Examiner, Apr 15»
10
Oracle ANZ sees cloud gain the upper hand
The past year has seen Oracle Australia and New Zealand's cloud services portfolio overtake its on-premises business in terms of revenue, according to Oracle ... «ZDNet, Mar 15»

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