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"
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Chelsea failing to reach the last 16 - missing out on a pounds 25m windfall from winning the Champions League in the process - would really turn up the pressure on Scolari as it is an unthinkable prospect for owner Roman Abramovich.
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