English version

somebody’s clutches

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsomebody’s clutchessomebody’s clutchesPOWER[plural] the power, influence, or control that someone has a small boy trying to escape from his mother’s clutchesin somebody’s clutches She’ll have him in her clutches soon enough. clutch
Examples from the Corpus
somebody’s clutchesSam joined the Navy to escape from his mother's clutches.
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