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strengthen someone's hand (or hands)

Definition of strengthen someone's hand or hands in English:

Enable or encourage a person to act more vigorously or effectively: the military aid will only strengthen the hand of the army
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  • In the short run the coup had the effect of strengthening his hand.
  • That strengthens Pakistan's hand in its dealings with India.
  • The float also strengthens its hand and will bring capital into the business that will be used to reduce debt.
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