under the cosh
Definition of under the cosh
: in a difficult situation They put us under the cosh for most of the game.
Word by Word Definitions
: in or into a position below or beneath something
: below or short of some quantity, level, or limit
: in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness
: below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by
: subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of
: receiving or undergoing the action or effect of
: lower in rank or authority : subordinate
: a weighted weapon similar to a blackjack
: to strike or assault with or as if with a cosh
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