put the heat on someone

put the heat on (one)

1. To pressure one to do something. We need to put the heat on those guys so that they finally pay their debt to us.
2. To force an opponent to work harder. You can expect them to start putting the heat on us in the second half, so don't come out sleeping.
See also: heat, on, put

put the heat on someone

verb
See also: heat, on, put, someone