The smaller the group the tighter its stranglehold over your life and activities.
It gave them such a stranglehold––with the right sort of men––and Brace was the right sort.
Mrs. Trapes, I've got a stranglehold on that idea, for it is rather brilliant.
The Party manipulators had now got their stranglehold on the country.
Then, indeed, the Lhari had been lying all along, the ...