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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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Judge Hopkins said Cosh couldn't resist showing off his plants, which were being grown in a sophisticated set-up in the property.
He said Cosh had faced up to the allegations by pleading guilty and had spared the girl from coming to court to give evidence.
[bar.T] = [epsilon](cosh [theta]T + sinh [theta]B).
At his original trial, Morgan claimed the extendable cosh was an ornament he kept at home and said his pet cat must have knocked it into the carrier bag which he later took into the car.
Defending barrister Edward Moss said that the cosh had been in his car about three weeks.
Ian's brother, George Laurie, 65, said: "He was pushed back into his house and hit with a cosh. He has no idea how many times.
Mr Cosh, adds: "The Highway Code is as important to a driver as fuel is for their car.
Mr Cosh, adds: "Some drivers may have slipped into bad habits.
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.
Yes, I know that Jack Mills, the train driver that night ended up getting coshed - although it also needs to be said that he died of natural causes a good number of years after the robbery, and that Biggs was not the man wielding the cosh.
Quins had Leicester under the cosh at 20-3 up in the first leg but let the champions back in the match to finish 26-23 winners.
One went into the house armed with a cosh and used a knife from the kitchen to threaten the woman and make her hand over cash.
COSH is a mandatory course for designated safety officers, safety representatives of various contractors, sustaining technical employees (STEs) of construction firms and others whose work revolve around work safety and health in construction sites.
They are on trial at Cardiff Crown Court with associate Jennifer Cosh.
Distillery had more chances but were under the cosh for the last few minutes after Michael Ferguson was sent off.