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under the cosh

Definition of under the cosh in English:

British informal Under pressure; in a difficult situation: car dealers are under the cosh right now
More example sentences
  • Shell-shocked Derby spent the remainder of the first-half under the cosh.
  • They are not the only public sector workers who are under the cosh.
  • The psychological effect on farmers, already economically under the cosh, was frightening.
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