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 him, he may soon find himself caught in a Vulcan death grip.
Grabbing me in a perfectly executed Vulcan death grip, she hauled me to the nearest Chinese restaurant, The Han Dynasty, which was admittedly brighter and shinier.
When "Grease" came along, there was Stigwood again, this time with Allan Carr, and I let go of my Vulcan death grip on that role to John.
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