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make demands on (someone or something)
To put pressure on someone or something; to expect something from someone or something. The sprawling nature of their business makes a lot of demands on their accountants. Having to help my mother raise my baby sister has really made demands on my own ambitions. I can tell the new software is really making demands on my clunky old computer.
make demands on
Urgently require something of someone, as in Her mother's illness has made considerable demands on her time. [Late 1300s]