give (one) a strong hold on (someone)

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give (one) a strong hold on (someone)

To cause one to gain a strong influence or effect on someone. Compliments will give you a strong hold on Marcy, but you didn't hear it from me. The economic contributions of Mr. Duvall's company has given him a strong hold on this town.
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