have (one's) foot on (someone's) neck(redirected from had foot on neck)
have (one's) foot on (someone's) neck
To be in a position of control or power over someone else; to have another person in a vulnerable position. It looks like you have your foot on his neck in this negotiation, so I'm confident that you'll get the outcome you want.
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