turn up the pressure


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Verb1.turn up the pressure - apply great or increased pressureturn up the pressure - apply great or increased pressure; "The Democrats turned up the heat on their candidate to concede the election"
coerce, force, hale, pressure, squeeze - to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information"