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stranglehold (plural strangleholds)
- A grip or control so strong as to stifle or cut off.
- For years the company had a stranglehold on the rest of the industry.
2011 July 3, Piers Newbury, “Wimbledon 2011: Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal in final”, BBC Sport:
- That record felt like ancient history as the Djokovic of 2011 overcame a slightly edgy start to take a stranglehold on the match.