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удушение; мёртвая хватка

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  • to have a stranglehold on smb/smth держать кого-л. за глотку/что-л. мёртвой хваткой

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President Vladimir Putin’s choice of Dmitri Medvedev, Chairman of Gazprom, the gas company with an emerging stranglehold on European energy supplies, only throws this question into an even starker light.
Выбор президентом Владимиром Путиным Дмитрия Медведева, председателя Газпрома, газовой компании, которая держит мертвой хваткой европейское энергоснабжение, только придает этому вопросу еще большую решительность.
© Project Syndicate 1995 – 2011
© Project Syndicate 1995 – 2011

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'stræŋglhəuldNounудушение; мёртвая хваткаExamples

The stranglehold of the rich on the life-blood of the working man. — Мёртвая хватка богачей, взявших за горло рабочий люд.

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monopoly stranglehold
мертвая хватка монополий

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