Meaning of “put/tighten the screws on sb” in the English Dictionary


"put/tighten the screws on sb" in English

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put/tighten the screws on sb


to use force or threats to make someone do what you want:

They put the screws on him until he paid up.

(Definition of “put/tighten the screws on sb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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