put the screws on (one)

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put the screws on (one)

To exert excessive and coercive pressure, force, or threats of violence on someone. The bank has really started putting the screws on me ever since I began missing my mortgage payments. I'll send one of my strong men around to him tomorrow to put the screws on him. Then we'll see if he's still so sure he won't sign the contract.
See also: on, put, screw

put the screws on

(someone) Go to put the heat on (someone).
See also: on, put, screw

put the screws on

see under turn up the heat.
See also: on, put, screw