get one’s 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 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.
See also: get, hook