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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Fair play to her though, she went for the jugular and never let up ( something refreshing in a world becoming bogged down in political correctness.
Out went the school superintendent and in came a new one, who went for the jugular and quickly RIF'ed nearly 600 teachers and support professionals to avoid a state takeover.
But the game bounced into life after Grayson's sending off, as Cheltenham pushed Mark Freeman up to join John Brough at the front and went for the jugular.
Bourke, below, went for the jugular from a 20m free in the 19th minute and was rewarded as the sliotar found the back of the net.