hold/put a gun to someone's head

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Definition of hold/put a gun to someone's head

: to force someone to do something by using threats You don't have to go if you don't want to. No one's holding a gun to your head.

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“Hold/put a gun to someone's head.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hold%2Fput%20a%20gun%20to%20someone%27s%20head. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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