an lámh a bheith in uachtar agat

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally "to have your hand in cream"

Verb[edit]

an lámh a bheith in uachtar agat

  1. (idiomatic) to have the upper hand

Conjugation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The subject of the English expression is rendered in Irish as the object of the preposition ag, thus:

  • Tá an lámh in uachtar agam — "I have the upper hand"
  • Tá an lámh in uachtar ag Seán — "Sean has the upper hand"