have got one's claws into

Definition of have got one's claws into

  1. :  to have control over (someone) They've only been dating for a few months and already she's got her claws into him!

Word by Word Definitions

got
  1. : past tense and past participle ofget

clawplay claws
  1. :  a sharp usually slender and curved nail on the toe of an animal

    :  any of various sharp curved processes especially at the end of a limb (as of an insect)

    :  a limb ending in such a process

  1. :  to rake, seize, dig, or progress with or as if with claws

    :  to scrape, scratch, dig, or pull with or as if with claws


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