get a hold on (one)(redirected from got a hold on someone)
get a hold on (one)
To gain a strong influence or effect on one. That movie's really got a hold on the kids—I've hardly heard a peep out of them since I turned it on. Can you believe all the money he spends on her? I guess her beauty has really got a hold on him.
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