get by the balls

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get (someone) by the balls

  1. (idiomatic) To have complete control over someone, especially of a woman abusing a man's infatuation with her.
    Too bad she's got you by the balls.
    (Rolling Stones, Short And Curlies)
    If you’ve got them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.
    (John Wayne)

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