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put/tighten the screws on sb

informal
to use force or threats to make someone do what you want: They put the screws on him until he paid up.
Translations of “put/tighten the screws on sb”
in Chinese (Traditional) 給(某人)施加壓力…
in Chinese (Simplified) 给(某人)施加压力…
(Definition of put/tighten the screws on sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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