hold a gun to head
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hold a gun to somebody's headalso put a gun to somebody's head
to use threats to get what you want No one held a gun to her head and made her live with the guy - she made that bad decision all on her own.
hold/put a gun to somebody's head
to use threats to force someone to do what you want Management are holding a gun to our heads. If we don't behave we'll lose our jobs.See jump the gun
hold a gun to (someone's) head
To put pressure on someone.