Meaning of “go for the jugular” in the English Dictionary

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"go for the jugular" in British English

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go for the jugular

to make a serious effort to defeat someone, usually by criticizing or harming them in a cruel way:

Cunningham went straight for the jugular, telling him that his work was a complete disaster.

(Definition of “go for the jugular” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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