go for the jugular

Go for the jugular
If you go for the jugular, you attack someone where they are most vulnerable.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • go for the jugular — To attack someone at the place liable to cause greatest harm • • • Main Entry: ↑jugular * * * go for the jugular informal phrase to attack an opponent in the way that will immediately do the most damage The Americans will go for the jugular when… …   Useful english dictionary

  • go for the jugular — verb To exert an unrestrained, aggressive effort, especially by assailing an opponents or victims area of greatest vulnerability. The cover story of last Julys Journal was on hardball litigation tactics. It quoted lawyers talking about pulling… …   Wiktionary

  • Go for the Jugular — is the debut album of The Spill Canvas. It was released in 2002. Track listing # Under The Covers 4:06 # The Season 4:14 # If I Could Write It In Blood 4:11 # The Night Will Go As Follows 5:16 # Caterpillars 3:22 # Burning Up 5:19 # Charcoal Gray …   Wikipedia

  • go for the jugular — informal to attack an opponent in the way that will immediately do the most damage The Americans will go for the jugular when the match is played in September …   English dictionary

  • go for the jugular — strike at the vital location, make the killing action, killer instinct    From the lion we have learned to go for the jugular, to defeat our opponents without mercy …   English idioms

  • go for the jugular — informal to criticize someone very cruelly by talking about what you know will hurt them most. Cunningham, who usually goes straight for the jugular, seemed strangely reluctant to say anything …   New idioms dictionary

  • go for the jugular — attack an adversary s weakest point in an aggressive way. → jugular …   English new terms dictionary

  • Jugular vein — The jugular veins are in the neck and drain blood from the head, brain, face and neck and convey it toward the heart. The external jugular vein collects most of the blood from the outside of the skull and the deep parts of the face. It lies… …   Medical dictionary

  • Jugular vein, external — The more superficial of the two jugular veins in the neck that drain blood from the head, brain, face and neck and convey it toward the heart. The external jugular vein collects most of the blood from the outside of the skull and the deep parts… …   Medical dictionary

  • Jugular vein, internal — The deeper of the two jugular veins in the neck that drain blood from the head, brain, face and neck and convey it toward the heart. The internal jugular vein collects blood from the brain, the outside of the face and the neck. It runs down the… …   Medical dictionary

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