the squeeze


: a situation that causes feelings of stress and pressure
We are really feeling the squeeze since I lost my job.
The government is putting the squeeze on tax evaders.

Examples of the squeeze in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Consumers are also feeling the squeeze for daily purchases. Patricia Cohen, New York Times, 9 Oct. 2023 While this had primarily affected downtown areas, the suburban office market is now starting to feel the squeeze, the Boston Fed said. Larry Edelman,, 5 June 2023 Vermont is still recovering from catastrophic flooding in July — and will end up feeling the impact of the squeeze on FEMA. Scott MacFarlane, CBS News, 21 Sep. 2023 The implication is that the harder the squeeze, the sweeter the juice—that there’s virtue in staring down the empty page, taming it, forcing it to give way to prose. Christopher Beam, WIRED, 14 Sep. 2023 And that’s going to put the squeeze on your wallet. Jessica Guynn, USA TODAY, 23 Aug. 2023 Despite the squeeze on household incomes, most UK high street chains, including Wilko’s main discount rivals — B&M, Poundland, Aldi and Lidl — have traded resiliently through the economic downturn. Reuters, CNN, 10 Aug. 2023 Emphasize the squeeze at the top of the rep; avoid any backwards lean or shoulder movement, keeping the focus on the biceps. Brett Williams, Men's Health, 31 May 2023 Advocates were worried that the new focus on housing, coupled with an end to mandatory mental health funding allocations for children and families, could leave one of the state’s most vulnerable populations short-changed in the squeeze for public dollars. Taryn Luna, Los Angeles Times, 11 Sep. 2023 See More

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“The squeeze.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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