turn up the heat

Definitions of turn up the heat
  1. verb
    apply great or increased pressure
    “The Democrats turned up the heat on their candidate to concede the election”
    synonyms: turn up the pressure
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    type of:
    coerce, force, hale, pressure, squeeze
    to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"
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