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To put the screw on

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To put the screw on means to put the pressure on somebody.

Sample Usage

1. Shobha and her neighbour put the screws on their landlord to get him to repair the rusty building pipes.

2. Mr.Mehta realised the screws were on him on seeing the obvious glare from his boss when he went through Mr.Mehta's report.

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