get (one's) hooks into (someone or something)(redirected from getting their 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 your hooks into someoneINFORMAL
If someone gets their hooks into you, they control or influence you in a way that is difficult to escape from. `She's got her hooks into you,' taunted my male friends. The big industries like to get their hooks into the bright young people by helping to pay for their education.
get your ˈhooks into somebodygain influence or control over somebody: He was perfectly happy living alone until that woman got her hooks into him.
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.