strengthen sb's hand

strengthen sb's hand
strengthen sb's hand
to improve someone's chances of success: »

A deal with JFK airport would strengthen our hand in winning more overseas contracts.

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Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • hand — handlike, adj. /hand/, n. 1. the terminal, prehensile part of the upper limb in humans and other primates, consisting of the wrist, metacarpal area, fingers, and thumb. 2. the corresponding part of the forelimb in any of the higher vertebrates. 3 …   Universalium

  • strengthen — [ strɛŋθ(ə)n, ŋkθ(ə)n] verb make or become stronger. Phrases strengthen someone s hand (or hands) enable a person to act more effectively. Derivatives strengthener noun …   English new terms dictionary

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  • hand — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 part of the body ADJECTIVE ▪ left, right ▪ beautiful, delicate, long fingered, pretty, slender ▪ mani …   Collocations dictionary

  • strengthen — verb ADVERB ▪ considerably, enormously, greatly, significantly, substantially ▪ The success in the election strengthened the party s position considerably. ▪ further …   Collocations dictionary

  • strengthen — strength|en W3 [ˈstreŋθən, ˈstrenθən] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(feeling/belief/relationship)¦ 2¦(team/army etc)¦ 3¦(financial situation)¦ 4¦(money)¦ 5¦(body/structure)¦ 6¦(proof/reason)¦ 7¦(wind/current)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(FEELING/BELIEF/RELATIONSHIP)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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