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

(also have (got) sb by the short hairs) UK very informal to have someone in ​yourpower
(Definition of have (got) sb by the short and curlies from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “have (got) sb by the short and curlies”
in Chinese (Simplified) 某人在掌握之中, 抓住某人的辫子…
in Chinese (Traditional) 某人在掌握之中, 抓住某人的辮子…
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