Idiom: Over a barrel
Meaning: If someone has you over a barrel, they have you in a position where you have no choice but to accept what they want.Country: International English | Subject Area: General | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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- Lock, stock and barrel
- Scraping the barrel
- Barrel of laughs
- Pork barrel
- Shooting fish in a barrel
- Stare down the barrel of a gun
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