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get one's hooks into

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get one's hooks into

verb phrase

To get possession of, esp in a predatory way; get hold of: If they get their hooks into you, you're a goner (1926+)

get one's hooks into

verb phrase

To get a firm grasp of •Often used of a woman who has pursued and caught a man: Once I got my hooks into those books I kept them

[1926+; fr hooks, ''hands, fingers'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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