get your hooks into somebody

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
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get your ˈhooks into somebody

gain influence or control over somebody: He was perfectly happy living alone until that woman got her hooks into him.
See also: get, hook, somebody
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