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Idiom of the week- Turn up the heat (on something/someone)

Posted by englishlessons on March 19, 2012

Definition:

increase the amount of pressure on someone or something

Examples:

The police turned up the heat on illegal activity in this neighborhood by assigning more police officers to patrol the area.

His political opponents are turning up the heat in this election campaign with ads attacking the politician.

Picture it:

If you turn up the heat on your stove, you increase the temperature.

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