put the hard word on someone

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.
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put the hard word on someone

verb
See also: hard, on, put, someone, word
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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