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Under pressure; in a difficult situation:‘car dealers are under the cosh right now’
hard-pressed, troubled, in difficulties, under pressure, under stress, with one's back to the wall, in a tight corner, in a tight spotView synonyms
- ‘In a game dominated by the weather Portarlington were under the cosh for most of the game.’
- ‘However, not all suppliers are under the cosh or close to bankruptcy.’
- ‘Our defence has been under the cosh, leaking goals.’
- ‘They are not the only public sector workers who are under the cosh.’
- ‘There are also well-grounded suspicions that they are used for internal repression to keep the extremist factions under the cosh.’
- ‘The psychological effect on farmers, already economically under the cosh, was frightening.’
- ‘The visitors are really under the cosh at the moment.’
- ‘He wrote sympathetically about highlanders under the cosh from rapacious landlords.’
- ‘Shell-shocked Derby spent the remainder of the first-half under the cosh.’
- ‘We are really under the cosh in terms of costs.’
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