under the gun

under the gun
phrasal under pressure or attack

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • under the gun — I. phrasal or under the guns 1. : under the surveillance of an armed guard 2. : called upon in a game of poker to bet or drop when several players not yet heard from may raise used of the first and second players in turn after the deal II.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • under the gun — mod. under pressure; under scrutiny. □ I’ve been under the gun on this one long enough. □ They’ve got the boss under the gun to get this thing wound up by Saturday …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • under the gun — adjective a) Under great pressure to perform. He was under the gun to finish the project quickly. b) The first player to act on the first round of betting in Texas hold em. Syn: under the pump …   Wiktionary

  • under the gun — to feel pressure to do something. Al is under the gun to decide whether to move to Texas with his company. Etymology: based on the idea of pointing a gun at someone to make them do something …   New idioms dictionary

  • under the gun — mainly American under a lot of pressure and not certain that you will succeed I would encourage you all to support the staff who are under the gun here …   English dictionary

  • under the gun —  Under pressure to deliver or perform …   American business jargon

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