go for the throat

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go for the throat (third-person singular simple present goes for the throat, present participle going for the throat, simple past went for the throat, past participle gone for the throat)

  1. (idiomatic) To exert an unrestrained, aggressive effort, especially by assailing an opponent's or victim's area of greatest vulnerability.

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