put (someone) under the cosh

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put (someone) under the cosh

To force (someone) to contend with a difficult or stressful situation; to put (someone) under pressure or difficulty. Primarily heard in UK. Local businesses have been increasingly put under the cosh by the austerity measures imposed by the government after the economic crash. Middlesbrough has really been putting Manchester United under the cosh in this second half.
See also: cosh, put
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The Aussies really put you under the cosh, we have to learn how to cope with that and that is what we will be working on in the build-up to the next Test against them.