get her claws into

get her claws into somebody

if a woman gets her claws into a man, she manages to start a relationship with him, often because she wants to control him or get something from him If she gets her claws into that young man she'll ruin his political career.
See also: claw, get
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ANIMAL RIGHTS: Kate; Ford, snapped above with Hollyoaks' Marcus Patrick at the BAFTAs, has joined Pamela Anderson, left, and Charlize Theron, below, to support PETA; LOVED UP: Tracy Barlow will finally get her claws into Steve McDonald; PEOPLE POWER; Seeing a rise in the popularity of wearing rabbit fur inspired Kate to do an ad for PETA