hold feet to the fire
hold (one's) feet to the fire
To put pressure on one to do, say, or consent to something. The journalist has spent the last year holding the prime minister's feet to the fire in relation to her campaign promises about wealth distribution. People have been holding her feet to the fire to take the images down from the website.
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hold (someone's) feet to the fire
To pressure (someone) to consent to or undertake something.
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