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    what does tighten the noose on mean

    can someone explain what "tighten the noose on" means in the following text?

    If you’re a big fan of new releases and the latest cable TV sitcoms, however, you could be in for more disappointment as content providers tighten the noose on Netflix and let-down subscribers head for the hills.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: what does tighten the noose on mean

    It means that they don't let them do what they want.

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    Re: what does tighten the noose on mean

    Do you know what a "noose" is?

    They mean the control they have over Netflix, etc. is restricting Netflix's ability to offer programming as they would otherwise. If they were not being restricted by having their oxygen supply (new programming) choked off.

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    Re: what does tighten the noose on mean

    Thank you both SoothnigDavis and Bennevis!

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    Re: what does tighten the noose on mean

    Quote Originally Posted by watermark View Post
    can someone explain what "tighten the noose on" means in the following text?

    If you’re a big fan of new releases and the latest cable TV sitcoms, however, you could be in for more disappointment as content providers tighten the noose on Netflix and let-down subscribers head for the hills.

    Thanks in advance!
    To paraphrase one of your previous posts, the content providers 'smell blood in the water' and are feasting upon the woes that Netflix is experiencing!

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    Re: what does tighten the noose on mean

    That's a good one. Thanks so much!

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