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a wrestling hold in which the opponent's arm is twisted up behind his back

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Torgue as well as returning favorites Tiny Tina, Sir Hammerlock, Mad Moxxi, and more
Then, I'm ashamed to admit, my boyhood exuberance gripped me in a hammerlock.
The spectacle of members of Congress bouncing up and down like so many obsequious yo-yos as Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke to them last May is irrefutable evidence of Israel's hammerlock on U.
It is unclear if Vargas Llosa's critics have read his novels (it seems doubtful, as one could not read Feast of the Goat, an attack on Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo, as representing a voice "for power") or are merely worried that their ideological hammerlock on the Nobel has been broken.
Also needed: federal pressure to break Corporate America's hammerlock on the homestead.
They have made it pretty clear in recent days that, under the right circumstances, they would be prepared to train and equip Afghan forces and to facilitate logistical support of combat operations in Afghanistan by NATO forces, in part as an offset to the hammerlock that the Russians have gained on our logistical operations in support of Afghanistan.
Facing elimination at the hands of spunky underdog Carolina, the B's put a defensive hammerlock on the Hurricanes early, and got a pair of goals from Phil Kessel while coasting to a 4-0 victory that keeps their season alive at least two more days.
Don sat on the fish, stepped on it, jumped on it and tried to apply a hammerlock.
In fact, he had resisted being sent to the region in the 1980s because of the "totalitarian" character of debate over American policies there--the lobby's "virtual hammerlock on American foreign policy," as he told an interviewer in the mid-'90s.
Japan has slightly eased its hammerlock on the CWC, agreeing that it be staged in the UAE for the next two years, but in 2011 it's back to Japan.
If Target wants to broaden its hammerlock on the Midwest it should take a close look at Venture," notes Williamson.
For the record, this is the only public service the cable industry has ever done and it hardly makes up for the oligarchical hammerlock it holds on the free flow of information--to the tune of about 50 bucks a month for the average American family, depending on whether it gets the "Do-It-Yourself Surgery Channel.
How old do you have to be before your uncle stops grabbing you in a hammerlock, digging a baseball-sized knuckle into the top of your buzz-cut and giving you a "nuclear noogie"?
And on other issues, from gay marriage in Massachusetts to auto emissions in California, states are pushing progressive legislation, even while the right keeps a hammerlock on Washington.
The Democratic and Republican Parties have a hammerlock on the system and they will never voluntarily allow the development of a true multiparty political system.