Or when in the midst of an uncomfortably aggressive tryst, Franklin forced Tara to take a bite out of his jugular.
While Judge Judy offers advice to her defendants, this judge goes straight for the jugular.
These early rehearsal scenes see Simmons go for the jugular, verbally undressing his students with rapacious license.
I hope against hope that he learns how to go for the jugular sometime soon.
The camera turns away before heads are smashed; bloodthirsty baboons snarl but are never seen ripping into a jugular.
Bleeding locally, however, is far less effectual than the jugular operation.
The rifle had missed his jugular vein by little more than an inch.
Early in the speech the whole object of the Macedonian threat is made apparent—the jugular veins of Athens, her trade-routes.
The mouth of the strange animal was resting upon his jugular vein.
The elephant did not fall, but he had his death blow the ball had severed his jugular, and the blood poured from the wound.
1590s, "pertaining to the throat or neck" (especially in reference to the great veins of the neck), from Modern Latin jugularis, from Latin iugulum "collarbone, throat, neck," diminutive of iugum "yoke," related to iungere "to join," from PIE *yeug- "to join" (cf. Sanskrit yugam "yoke," yunjati "binds, harnesses," yogah "union;" Hittite yugan "yoke;" Greek zygon "yoke," zeugnyanai "to join, unite;" Old Church Slavonic igo, Old Welsh iou "yoke;" Lithuanian jungas "yoke," jungiu "fastened in a yoke;" Old English geoc "yoke;" probably also Latin iuxta "close by"). As a noun, 1610s, from the adjective.
jugular jug·u·lar (jŭg'yə-lər)
Of, relating to, or located in the region of the neck or throat. n.
A jugular vein.
[1960s+; based on the phrase go for the jugular]