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English definition of “a turn of the screw”

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a turn of the screw

an action that makes a bad situation worse, especially one that forces someone to do something: Each letter from my bank manager is another turn of the screw.
Translations of “a turn of the screw”
in Chinese (Traditional) 進一步施加的壓力…
in Chinese (Simplified) 进一步施加的压力…
(Definition of a turn of the screw from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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