tighten the noose


: to make a situation more difficult for someone
The new tougher penalties will tighten the noose on traffic offenders.
They tightened the noose around the enemy by cutting the supply lines.

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“Tighten the noose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tighten%20the%20noose. Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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