get (one's) hooks into (someone or something)(redirected from get his hooks into)
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.
get one’s hooks into someone
tv. [for a woman] to succeed in “capturing” a specific man. When she got her hooks into him, she decided he wasn’t so great after all.
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.