get (someone) by the balls(redirected from get by balls)
get (someone) by the balls
vulgar slang To gain complete control or dominance over someone; to have someone at one's mercy. With all that evidence against you, I'd say the police have got you by the balls. Sometimes, I think Mark's wife has got him by the balls.
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