grab (someone or something) by the throat

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grab (someone or something) by the throat

1. To capture and hold someone's attention or emotions. Likened to physically holding someone's throat to subdue them. Susie is a great writer, so her new mystery novel should grab you by the throat. When I realized that my friend had copied my test answers, anger grabbed me by the throat.
2. To assertively take control of a situation or task; to take charge of something. You've really got to grab this internship by the throat if you want to get the most out of it.
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grab someone by the throat

If something grabs you by the throat, it is so powerful, interesting, or exciting that you are forced to pay attention to it. There is something about Las Vegas that grabs you by the throat. This film still has the power to grab you by the throat.
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grab someone/something by the throat

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take someone/something by the throat

If you grab someone or something by the throat or take them by the throat, you make a determined attempt to control, defeat, or deal with them. Instead of being passive, you must get out there and grab life by the throat. Gloucestershire took the game by the throat from the start. Note: If you are succeeding in dealing with someone or something, you say that you have them by the throat. He has his enemy by the throat and he is not about to let go.
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Robert Walker grabbed her by the throat and pinned her to the wall as she attempted to bring up the issue.
The court heard he subjected the woman to verbal abuse and threats, grabbed her by the throat, punched her then seized her phone in an effort to stop her calling the police.
He then grabbed her by the throat using both hands and squeezed so hard that she felt sick.
However, he followed and grabbed her by the throat, banging her head against the wall twice.
A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police said: "The victim was approached by a man at the cash machine who grabbed her by the throat and demanded money from her.
He jumped out of the bed, grabbed her by the throat and pinned her to a wall.
"I've grabbed her by the throat, I've nutted her, but I've never punched her." Oh, well done mate - makes it ok then!
Ms Ward claimed Bez grabbed her by the throat and threw her outside in front of their two-year-old son.
But instead of saying sorry, the 19-year-old supermarket worker - never in trouble before - grabbed her by the throat then shoved her hard against a wall.
He grabbed her by the throat and punched her in the face before hitting her with a mobile phone.
During the row, Davenport, 27, grabbed her by the throat and headbutted her.
Lorraine Bond was forced to take out the five-year order because Michael Jones had, on several occasions, grabbed her by the throat, punched and slapped her, left abusive messages on her mobile and headbutted her in the street.
"She said he grabbed her by the throat and tried to strangle her," said Mrs Broomfield.
She drank far too much at my hen party and next thing I knew, my youngest sister had grabbed her by the throat and was threatening to punch her.