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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 your power
(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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