put the heat on

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put the screws on (so) definition

and put the heat on (so); put the squeeze on (so)
  1. tv.
    to pressure someone; to threaten someone to achieve something. : He told everything about the plan when they put the screws on him. , The cops put the heat on him to try to make him talk.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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