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get someone where the hair is short

Slang definitions & phrases for get someone where the hair is short

get someone where the hair is short

verb phrase

To have complete control over a person; have a painful advantage: We've got them where the hair is short, and they can't squirm out ( first form 1872+, second 1888+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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