get your hooks into someone

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 your hooks into someone

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If someone gets their hooks into you, they control or influence you in a way that is difficult to escape from. `She's got her hooks into you,' taunted my male friends. The big industries like to get their hooks into the bright young people by helping to pay for their education.
See also: get, hook, someone