throttlehold

[ throt-l-hohld ]
/ ˈθrɒt lˌhoʊld /

noun

a stifling grip; stranglehold: The new regime kept a throttlehold on academic freedom.

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Origin of throttlehold

First recorded in 1930–35; throttle + (strangle)hold
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