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be under the gun

mainly US
to feel worried because you have to do something by a particular time or in a particular way: Al's under the gun to decide by the end of the month whether to move with his company.
(Definition of be under the gun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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