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Be easily manipulated or dominated by someone:‘he was putty in her hands from the beginning’
- ‘He barely had to say a word and she was putty in his hands.’
- ‘No one could call it a fast-moving film, but I was putty in its hands.’
- ‘Within moments, another blast of calming washes over me, totally reducing me to putty in her hands.’
- ‘I tell you, I would be putty in your hands if you were to be affectionate to me.’
- ‘But even formidable Marjory is putty in Rosemary 's hands.’
- ‘Naive, idealistic and terminally gullible, Hawke is putty in his hands.’
- ‘See the seamless transition from topic to topic, and the audience is soft putty in your hands.’
- ‘One whiff of her ‘Midnight in Sorrento’ perfume and they were like putty in her hands.’
- ‘His son, Alexander III, was dull, fearful, and putty in the hands of the reactionaries.’
- ‘Even the most ardent broad bean hater would have been putty in my hands.’
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