Meaning of “be under the gun” in the English Dictionary

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"be under the gun" in British English

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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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)