put the clamps on

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put the clamps on (so/sth) definition

and put the clamps on
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    to impede or block someone or something; to restrain or restrict someone. : Fred had to put the clamps on Tony, who was rushing his work too much.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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