go for the jugular

Definition of go for the jugular


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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to move on a course :  proceed — compare stop

    :  to move out of or away from a place expressed or implied :  leave, depart

    :  to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure

  1. :  the act or manner of going

    :  the height of fashion :  rage

    :  an often unexpected turn of affairs :  occurrence

  1. :  functioning properly :  being in good and ready condition

  1. :  a game played between two players who alternately place black and white stones on a board checkered by 19 vertical lines and 19 horizontal lines in an attempt to enclose the larger area on the board

  1. :  of or relating to the throat or neck

    :  of or relating to the jugular vein

  1. :  jugular vein

    :  the most vital or vulnerable part of something

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