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throttlehold

[throt-l-hohld] /ˈθrɒt lˌhoʊld/
noun
1.
a stifling suppression:
The new regime kept a throttlehold on academic freedom.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; throttle + (strangle)hold
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