put the hammer on (someone)
- vbto bully, oppress, extort (someone). This phrase is heard throughout the English-speaking world, particularly in Scot-land, meaning to pressurise someone for a loan, gift, etc., and in the US, where it commonly denotes bullying or menacing.Every time we go near a pub one of you guys puts the hammer on me. As soon as he starts to put the hammer on, let me know.
Contemporary slang . 2014.
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