hog-tie

hog-tie  {v.},  {informal}
1. To tie (an animal) so it is unable to move or escape.
The Cowboy caught a calf and hog-tied it.
2. To make someone unable to act freely; limit.
The welfare worker wanted to help at once, but rules and regulations hog-tied her, so she could only report the case.
Categories: informal verb

'hog-tie' on video