under the cosh

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under the cosh

  1. (idiomatic) subjected to (figurative) pressure; under the gun
    • 2011 October 2, Aled Williams, “Swansea 2 - 0 Stoke”, in BBC Sport Wales[1]:
      Having been under the cosh Swansea were enjoying a promising spell and Begovic had to deny Graham having a free header before Swansea's record signing secured victory with five minutes remaining.