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Definition of have by the short hairs

have by the short hairs

verb

  • to catch or trap a person in a difficult situation. Literally: to have by the pubic hairs. See short hairs.
    Interrogator: We just caught the suspect in a lie. We have him by the short hairs now!

    Last edited on Jul 03 2018. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jul 03 2018.

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