niskalenkki

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

niska (neck) + lenkki (hook)

Noun[edit]

niskalenkki

  1. A grasp from another person's neck by hooking it with one's arm.
    ottaa niskalenkki = to clothesline
  2. (figuratively) upper hand
    Toivon, että Leijonat saavat niskalenkin Karhuista tällä kaudella.
    I hope the Lions get the upper hand on the Bears this season.

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