jugular

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Synonyms for jugular

a vital part that is vulnerable to attack

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But Sky have gone for the jugular of late and a week does not seem to go by without live dog action from one track or another.
Rather, they should have counterattacked immediately and gone for the jugular.
Yet questions remain about the quality of the job Staunton has done so far - and with these two factors in mind he has gone for the jugular tonight, selecting an attacking line-up.
If he had his way I suspect he could have gone for the jugular.