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English definition of “put the squeeze on sb”

put the squeeze on sb

(US also put the bite on sb) slang
to ask someone to give you money: She put the squeeze on her mother for a hundred bucks. The insurance company put the bite on me for a huge increase in my premium after I crashed the car.Making appeals and requests
(Definition of put the squeeze on sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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