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be (like) putty in someone's hands

Definition of be like putty in someone's hands in English:

Be easily manipulated or dominated by someone: he was putty in her hands from the beginning
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  • One whiff of her ‘Midnight in Sorrento’ perfume and they were like putty in her hands.
  • No one could call it a fast-moving film, but I was putty in its hands.
  • But even formidable Marjory is putty in Rosemary 's hands.
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