Vulcan death grip


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Vulcan death grip

(jargon)
A variant of Vulcan nerve pinch derived from a Star Trek classic epsisode where a non-existant "Vulcan death grip" was used to fool Romulans that Spock had killed Kirk.
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Well, if narked Nick gets hold of him, he may soon find himself caught in a Vulcan death grip.
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