have a tiger by the tail

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have a tiger by the tail definition

  1. tv.
    to have become associated with something powerful and potentially dangerous. (Have got can replace have.) : You have a tiger by the tail. You bit off more than you could chew.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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