jugular

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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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Jerome (right) said that Blues were wary of going for the jugular because of Liverpool's quality and composure.
They were always going for the jugular on Pop Idol, so these days Andy Scott-Lee likes to protect his at all times, while girlfriend Michelle Heaton keeps an eye out for Simon Cowell.
Quins blew any tryscoring chances they had against Wasps last week, and missed seven kicks at goal, while Leeds have tended to be too ambitious in their passing moves instead of going for the jugular.
But the super Swedes are going for the jugular with the most powerful S40 and V40s around.
With their leader's authority fatally weakened, the rebels have a taste for blood and are going for the jugular.