Put pressure on somebody - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
put pressure on somebody
put pressure on (one)
To try to influence or persuade one to do something or act a certain way; to make demands on or expect something from someone. A number of companies have been putting pressure on politicians to ease up on corporate taxes and regulations. My parents have been putting pressure on me to get a job.
put ˈpressure on somebody (to do something),
bring pressure to ˈbear (on somebody) (to do something) force or try to persuade somebody to do something: The landlord is putting pressure on us to move out. ♢ If the management won’t listen, we’ll have to bring some more pressure to bear.