get one’s hooks into something

get (one's) hooks into (someone or something)

To gain control or influence over someone or something, especially with an ulterior motive. Because of my family's fortune, my parents always worry that any girl I date is just trying to get her hooks into me for my money.
See also: get, hook

get one’s hooks into something

tv. to get a hold of something; to gain control of something. If I could get my hooks into the control of the company, I would change things for the better.
See also: get, hook, something