Donald Trump's (in)famous quote "Grab 'em by the pussy".

As an English learner, I'm confused, why not "pussies".

"Them" is plural, so their pussies should be plural too.

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    Couldn't you come up with a less unpleasant example? – BillJ Jul 5 '18 at 6:52

It is correct to be singular; for example:

Grab them by their jersey.

since each player only has one (usually).

The same is:

Pat them on the back.


Pat them on the backs.


Kick them in the knees.

is plural since each player has two knees (shins).

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