jugular

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Synonyms for jugular

a vital part that is vulnerable to attack

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Both the teams went for the jugular in the fourth chukker.
We went for the jugular against Leicester, against a good team, which meant an open game.
I think it was deserved as we went for the jugular in the closing stages and when the chance came along took it.
And after the break, and nine changes in the Jags ranks, the English non-league outfit went for the jugular.
Five weeks on from England's World Cup humilation in South Africa, England keeper James was beaten three times as Millwall's glee Lions went for the jugular with goals from Darren Ward, Danny Schofield and Paul Robinson securing all three points.
Although Salita rose groggily, Pabon let him continue, but Khan was in no mood to hang around and went for the jugular.
The winger said: "We were not great before the interval but we went for the jugular after the restart.