lay/put stress on

idiom

: to give special importance or attention to : to emphasize
The teacher lay/put stress on the need for good study habits.

Examples of lay/put stress on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ways to conserve energy Cranking up the air conditioning can put stress on Michigan's electric grid and your own air conditioning unit. Elissa Robinson, Detroit Free Press, 18 June 2024 Valuation losses may not have been fully priced, the watchdog said in its financial stability review, which could put stress on the funds’ cash buffers if redemption requests were to surge. Loukia Gyftopoulou, Fortune Europe, 21 May 2024 This relaxing paradise also won’t put stress on your wallet. Lindsay Cohn, Travel + Leisure, 12 May 2024 Along the way Penn’s symptoms put stress on their relationship, but in their new book, ADHD is Awesome, out April 30, the couple, married nearly 19 years, lean into the complex mix of challenges and gifts that come with ADHD, which affects at least 8.7 million American adults. Eileen Finan, Peoplemag, 18 Apr. 2024 And Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota is suffering from more frequent and severe drought conditions, which increase the risk of wildfire and put stress on the park’s buffaloes. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 Mar. 2024 Early studies have suggested that heat could put stress on fungi that thus far have not been able to withstand body heat, to evolve to be able to survive in the human body. Kaitlin Sullivan, NBC News, 24 Jan. 2024 Another is that Silicon Valley’s high-achieving atmosphere may put stress on teens. Aria Bendix, NBC News, 2 Feb. 2024 Drought conditions along with peak water demands continue to put stress on the regional delivery system. Teri Webster, Dallas News, 20 July 2022

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“Lay/put stress on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lay%2Fput%20stress%20on. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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