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by the scruff of the/your neck

by the back of the neck: She picked the cat up by the scruff of its neck.The head and neck of non-human animals
Translations of “by the scruff of the/your neck”
in Russian за шиворот, за шкирку…
in Turkish ensesinden, ense kökünden…
in Polish za kark…
(Definition of by the scruff of the/your neck from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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