jugular

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Synonyms for jugular

a vital part that is vulnerable to attack

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With their leader's authority fatally weakened, the rebels have a taste for blood and are going for the jugular.
He is quick and direct and was going for the jugular, not playing square balls or going backwards.
Warne believes Australia's champion aura was partly created by being ultra-aggressive and going for the jugular when Tests were on the line.
HOLLYWOOD Overture was definitely going for the jugular, and all the blood pumping therein, when it preemed "Law Abiding Citizen" Oct.
Inter can spend 15 minutes going for the jugular against a United team who will be protecting the lead, and if they equalise it will be too late for United to react.