One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
have control over, have influence over, have under one's thumb, have at one's mercy, have in one's clutches, have in the palm of one's hand, have eating out of one's hand, have on a string, have one's claws into
North American have in one's hip pocket
informal have over a barrel
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