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jugular

1. of, relating to, or situated near the throat or neck
2. of, having, or denoting pelvic fins situated in front of the pectoral fins

jugular

[′jəg·yə·lər]
(anatomy)
Pertaining to the region of the neck above the clavicle.
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Although Salita rose groggily, Pabon let him continue but Khan was in no mood to hang around and went for the jugular.
The Glebe Park men went for the jugular after the break and they wrapped up the points two minutes in when John Ward climbed above the Rangers defence to power home Byers' corner from the left.
Jamie Moriarty shrewdly went for the jugular three out and his mount responded in the gamest of fashion to register a five-length call from Bronze Dancer.
We knew we had a big advantage in the scrums and we went for the jugular," said Davies.
Both sides went for the jugular late on with chances falling at either end but a point apiece was a fair result in the end.
We went for the jugular and were repaid by a magnificent victory in which every player in black and white was a hero.
We lost a goal then went for the jugular and it was good to see.