make demands on


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make demands on (one)

To put pressure on someone or something; to expect something from someone or something. The sprawling nature of their business made demands on the IRS agent tasked with auditing their accounts. Having to help my mother raise my baby sister has really made demands on my own ambitions.
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make demands on

Urgently require something of someone, as in Her mother's illness has made considerable demands on her time. [Late 1300s]
See also: demand, make, on