make it hot for (someone)(redirected from make it hot for them)
make it hot for (someone)
To pressure someone or otherwise make them uncomfortable, usually so that they will change their behavior or act in a certain way. The other students decided to make it hot for the classroom bully so he'd stop picking on the younger kids. If we want this guy to confess, we need to make it hot for him in the interrogation room.
make it hot for someone
Fig. to make things difficult for someone; to put someone under pressure. Maybe if we make it hot for them, they'll leave. John likes making it hot for people. He's sort of mean.
make it hot for
Cause trouble or discomfort for someone, as in They made it so hot for Larry that he had to resign, or The police were making it hot for shoplifters. This seemingly modern idiom was first recorded in 1618.
make it hot forSlang
To make things uncomfortable or dangerous for: Don't make it hot for yourself by needlessly finding fault.