American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Sports An illegal wrestling hold used to choke an opponent.
- n. A force, influence, or action that restricts or suppresses freedom or progress. Also called throttlehold.
- n. a wrestling hold in which the arms are pressed against the opponent's windpipe
- n. complete power over a person or situation
- From strangle + hold. (Wiktionary)
“Federer, on the other hand, is usually the favorite whenever he enters a major, with the exception of the French, where Nadal has a four-year title stranglehold, including wins over Roger in the last three finales in Paris.”
“LONDON (MarketWatch) - French police attempted to clear protesters from fuel depots Wednesday, an effort to break a stranglehold on fuel supplies resulting from strikes and protests against the government's plan to raise the retirement age.”
“And finally season three would be called stranglehold, which was about the response to a well established alien presence on Earth.”
“Back in 2008, he used fiery rhetoric chastising the "stranglehold" of the big drug companies.”
“In the 1970s, he is on tape agreeing with Nixon that Jews have a "stranglehold" on the media, and saying of his Jewish friends, "they swarm around me and are friendly to me, [but] they don't know how I really feel about what the're doing to this country.”
“This controversial 2006 essay argued that American Jews have a "stranglehold" on the U.S.”
“Israel, they wrote, has become a "strategic liability" for the United States but retains its strong support because of a wealthy, well-organized, and bewitching lobby that has a "stranglehold" on Congress and American”
“The Rev. Billy Graham, spiritual advisor to many presidents, was recorded in Nixon's oval office castigating the Jewish "stranglehold" on this country and hoping that Nixon "might be able to do something" about it.”
“Far from a 'stranglehold' on education the middleclasses 'embrace' it.”
“If they had a "stranglehold" we'd have a Federal Marriage Amendment already.”
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