have (got) sb by the short and curlies Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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have (got) sb by the short and curlies

(also have (got) sb by the short hairs) slang
to have someone in your power
Translations of “have (got) sb by the short and curlies”
in Chinese (Traditional) 某人在掌握之中, 抓住某人的辮子…
in Chinese (Simplified) 某人在掌握之中, 抓住某人的辫子…
(Definition of have (got) sb by the short and curlies from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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