Got their claws into - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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get (one's) claws into
To exert one's influence over another person. Bobby's new girlfriend must have gotten her claws into him—have you seen the way he's dressing these days?
get your claws into enter into a possessive relationship with someone (used especially of a woman who dominates or manipulates a man). informal