have sb over a barrel Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “have sb over a barrel” in the English Dictionary

"have sb over a barrel" in British English

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have sb over a barrel

informal to put someone in a very ​difficultsituation in which the ​person has no ​choice about what they do: She ​knows I need the ​work so she's got me over a barrel in ​terms of what she ​pays me.
(Definition of have sb over a barrel from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “have sb over a barrel”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使(某人)别无选择,使(某人)听从摆布…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使(某人)別無選擇,使(某人)聽從擺布…
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