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be under the cosh

To be contending with a difficult or stressful situation; to experience pressure or difficulty. Primarily heard in UK. Local businesses have been increasingly under the cosh by the austerity measures imposed by the government after the economic crash. Manchester United has really been under the cosh in this second half. I don't think they've left their own side of the pitch more than a handful of times.
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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.
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under the cosh

Contending with a difficult or stressful situation; experiencing 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. Manchester United has really been under the cosh in this second half. I don't think they've left their own side of the pitch more than a handful of times.
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The Montreal recording room cannot take on the additional load," Cosh responded to requests for more than one set of tapes.
Most of Greytown's M3 referrals come from the Charles Johnson Memorial Hospital in Nqutu; CoSH sends slightly fewer, Dundee and Umvoti hospitals the least.
alpha] = (2 sinh s - 20 [square root of 3] cosh s, 2 cosh s - 20 [square root of 3] sinh s, [square root of 3]s - 40).
Cosh added that alternative routes of justice seem to be the way the wind is blowing nowadays.
His next trip to COSH coincided with my regular second-Tuesday-of-the-month visit.
K = [kappa] cosh[theta]/[lambda](1 + [lambda][kappa]cosh [theta]), H = -(1 + 2[lambda[kappa] cosh [theta])/2[lambda](1 + [lambda][kappa] cosh [theta]),
In a similar incident on Friday night a couple were confronted by two men wielding a cosh and a handgun, who stole their jewellery and money.
s] = [epsilon]([kappa] cosh [theta] + [tau] sinh [theta]).
Moving goalposts and changing deckchairs has become a regular feature of clapped-out New Labour's efforts to keep all of us under the cosh.
Natural Action appeared to have been set alight by first-time blinkers under Jimmy Fortune, and the pair were clear with the field under the cosh turning into the home straight.
1, who performed heroics, said: "We were under the cosh and did well to keep them out so it was a sore one to lose it like that.
1, however in the second half we were under the cosh for long periods.
uk managing director Paul Cosh, says: "Sitting the Highway Code test is a daunting task for more than a million UK drivers each year.
Under the cosh all afternoon, Hatters' striker Liam Dickinson served up the decisive opener on 63 minutes with a flashing near post header to the top corner.
Waite is now under the cosh to find a top rider before practice day on Saturday, March 10.