under pressure

under pressure
under pressure physics phrase
if a gas or liquid is under pressure, a lot of it is put into a container so that it comes out with force when the container is opened
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under ˈpressure idiom
1. if a liquid or a gas is kept under pressure, it is forced into a container so that when the container is opened, the liquid or gas escapes quickly

Draught beer is pumped out of the barrel under pressure.

2. being forced to do sth

The director is under increasing pressure to resign.

The pound came under pressure from foreign currencies today, increasing the chances of a rise in interest rates.

3. made to feel anxious about sth you have to do

The team performs well under pressure.

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