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English definition of “get your claws into sb”

get your claws into sb

informal disapproving
to find a way of influencing or controlling someone: If the loan company gets its claws into you, you'll still be paying off this debt when you're 50.Affecting and influencing If a woman gets her claws into a man, she manages to start a relationship with him, often because she wants to control him or get something from him: If she gets her claws into that young man, she'll ruin his political career.Capturing or taking possession of thingsGetting, receiving and accepting
(Definition of get your claws into sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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