jugular

(redirected from going for the jugular)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
It's in our own hands and we'll play against Cinderford the only way we can, which is by going for the jugular.
The former national boss thinks Big Eck will be playing right into the hands of the Azzurri by not going for the jugular with Kris Boyd and Kenny Miller in attack.
ELVIS COSTELLO Barrowland, Glasgow, October 6 ##### This was car crash rock 'n' roll with Costello going for the jugular straight away with How to be Dumb.