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"under my thumb"

Posted by ESC on August 18, 2004

In Reply to: "Under my thumb" posted by Bob on August 18, 2004

: : Does anyone know the derivation of this phrase? Is it connected to "rule of thumb"?

: No, under my thumb means completely under my control.

I feel a song coming on...

(M. Jagger/K. Richards)

Under my thumb
The girl who once had me down
Under my thumb
The girl who once pushed me around

It's down to me
The difference in the clothes she wears
Down to me, the change has come,
She's under my thumb

Ain't it the truth babe?

Under my thumb
The squirmin' dog who's just had her day
Under my thumb
A girl who has just changed her ways...