put (someone) under the cosh

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put (someone) under the cosh

To force (someone) to contend with a difficult or stressful situation; to put (someone) under pressure or difficulty. Primarily heard in UK. Local businesses have been increasingly put under the cosh by the austerity measures imposed by the government after the economic crash. Middlesbrough has really been putting Manchester United under the cosh in this second half.
See also: cosh, put
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I thought we were in control in the first half and the goal set us back, put us under the cosh for 15 to 20 minutes but we came through it.
To lose goals at the wrong time always affects confidence and when you concede in a short space of time in the manner that we did - it really put us under the cosh.
They were brilliant, they were on the front foot from the very first minute, whipping balls into the box right, left and centre and they put us under the cosh from the first minute," the 32-year-old said.
They really put us under the cosh second half and we've rode our luck, but we're in the hat and that's all that matters.
Penicuik put us under the cosh for long periods of the game and the underfoot conditions were difficult for both sides.
We knew they were going to come out in the second-half with a reaction and it was all about riding the storm because inevitably they were going to have possession and put us under the cosh, which they did.
They started off very well and for the first 10 minutes or so put us under the cosh but after that we came into the game and were 2-0 up at halftime.
When we fielded OK we didn't do brilliantly and when they got 260 you think 'They've put us under the cosh a little bit' but we overcame that and put on a pretty good batting performance.
We played extremely well in the first half but Blackburn bullied us a bit and put us under the cosh.
Listen, I'm not denying Blackburn put us under the cosh a wee bit second half with crosses and long range shots and they've a big presence and they tried to make that tell.
We scored two superb goals, but late on in the game after they pulled a goal back they put us under the cosh a little bit.
With them being at home, we were well aware they would have a real go and try to put us under the cosh, which they did.
They went to Arsenal in the FA Cup and put them under pressure, so we knew they'd put us under the cosh here.
The penalty at the start of the second half was a bit dubious and then at 3-3 they've put us under the cosh a fair bit.
They put us under the cosh in the second half and then they had a fewchances towards the end so all in all you have to be happy with a point.