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at gunpoint

Also, at knifepoint. Under coercion, as in I'm going to hold him at gunpoint for that raise he promised me last year. Both these phrases were at first used literally and later also figuratively. [Mid-1900s]

at gunpoint

Under or as if under the threat of being shot.
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I was raped, and those boys made a video of the act at gunpoint.
According to the senior journalist, the robbers wore surgical masks and after taking the driver hostage, they entered the home and woke him up at gunpoint in his room.
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The gang threatened staff at gunpoint and refused to allow customers to leave while they rifled cash from the tills.
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