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get your claws into sb

informal disapproving
to ​find a way of ​influencing or ​controlling someone: If the ​loancompany gets ​itsclaws into you, you'll still be ​paying off this ​debt when you're 50.
If a woman gets her ​claws into a man, she ​manages to ​start a ​relationship with him, often because she ​wants to ​control him or get something from him: If she gets her ​claws into that ​young man, she'll ​ruin his ​politicalcareer.
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