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to put the screws on sb

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  • put the screws on someone — put the screws on (someone) informal to use force or threats to make someone do what you want. They put the screws on him until eventually he was forced to resign …   New idioms dictionary

  • put the screws on — (someone) informal to use force or threats to make someone do what you want. They put the screws on him until eventually he was forced to resign …   New idioms dictionary

  • put the screws on/to someone or something — put the screws on/to (someone or something) informal : to use force or the threat of force to make (someone or something) do what you want The government is finally putting the screws to an industry that s been evading environmental laws for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • put the screws on/to — (someone or something) informal : to use force or the threat of force to make (someone or something) do what you want The government is finally putting the screws to an industry that s been evading environmental laws for years. • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • put the screws on (somebody) — put the ˈscrews on (sb) idiom to force sb to do sth by frightening and threatening them Main entry: ↑screwidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • put the screws on — (informal) PRESSURIZE, put pressure on, pressure, coerce, browbeat, use strong arm tactics on; hold a gun to someone s head; informal put the heat on, lean on. → screw * * * phrasal : to exert extreme pressure on put the screws on the small… …   Useful english dictionary

  • put the screws on someone — AND put the heat on someone; put the squeeze on someone tv. to pressure someone; to threaten someone to achieve something. □ He told everything about the plan when they put the screws on him. □ The cops put the squeeze on Harry, and he spilled… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • put the screws on — informal you don t pay up and my pal Bruno here will put the screws on you, see? Syn: pressure, put pressure on, coerce, browbeat, use strong arm tactics on, strong arm; hold a gun to someone s head; informal turn the heat on, lean on, bulldoze …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • Put the screws on — apply pressure; intimidate; coerce: put the screws on a debtor …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • put the screws on — Australian Slang apply pressure; intimidate; coerce: put the screws on a debtor …   English dialects glossary

  • put the screws on someone — put/tighten/turn/the screws on someone informal phrase to put more pressure on someone to do something, for example by threatening them His creditors were putting the screws on him. Thesaurus: to nag or force someone to do something …   Useful english dictionary


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