put the hard word on (one)

(redirected from put the hard word on one)

put the hard word on (one)

1. To engage one with the intention of proposing a sexual encounter; to make sexual advances toward one. Primarily heard in Australia, Canada, New Zealand. John got drunk and started putting the hard word on me, so I decided to leave the party. I think that woman is putting the hard word on your husband!
2. To put undue or excessive pressure on one to accept or acquiesce to requests or demands. Primarily heard in Australia, Canada, New Zealand. The prime minister has reportedly been putting the hard word on Japan to join in a trade agreement.
See also: hard, on, put, word

put the hard word on

ask a favour of someone, especially a sexual or financial favour. Australian & New Zealand informal
1997 Derek Hansen Sole Survivor But if he'd come to put the hard word on her, why hadn't he picked a more appropriate time? Midmorning had never struck her as particularly conducive to romance.
See also: hard, on, put, word

put the hard word on someone

verb
See also: hard, on, put, someone, word