go for the jugular

idiom

Definition of go for the jugular

informal
: to attack or criticize an opponent in a very aggressive way He will very quickly go for the jugular in the debate.

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“Go for the jugular.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20for%20the%20jugular. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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