put a strain on

put a strain on someone or something

to burden or overload someone or something. All this bad economic news puts a strain on everyone's nerves. The epidemic put a strain on the resources of the hospital.
See also: on, put, strain
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Albion are under no pressure to sell players, butshouldBaggiesgo down, then Koumas's high wages may also put a strain on the club's finances.