in clutches

in(to) someone's clutches

Fig. in the control of someone who has power or authority over someone else. Snow White fell into the clutches of the evil witch. Once you're in my clutches, I'll ruin you.
See also: clutch
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We review the technical advances in clutches, defining the parts that make up the clutch itself, as well as what we can expect to see in tomorrow's cars.
Chapter three reviews the technical advances in clutches, defining the parts that make up the clutch itself as well as what we can expect to see in tomorrow's cars.
Commenting on the intended joint venture, Valeo Chairman and CEO Noel Goutard said, "Unisia Jecs would add a new dimension to Valeo's expertise and global presence in clutches and transmissions.
Koichiro Tohda, President and CEO of Unisia Jecs, added, "Valeo is the world leader in clutches.
Valeo estimates that this year its combined sales in clutches and transmission components will total more than 600 million euros.