bring pressure to bear

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With that secret in her possession, she could bring pressure to bear on Caswall which would make it no easy matter for him to evade her.
If you have a tenants' association this can bring pressure to bear.
I would like to emphasize that the police must strictly enforce the regulations regarding limit and the public, who are the worst sufferers, must bring pressure to bear upon the police and other authorities to put a stop to reckless and negligent driving so that lives of citizens are not put at risk.
Has his girfriend been abducted as a means of punishing him, or perhaps to bring pressure to bear on him?
He added that crisis settlement in Syria requires drafting a new constitution and holding new presidential and parliamentary elections, calling on Washington to bring pressure to bear on the Syrian opposition to move forward in the political settlement.
Those behind the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement describe boycotting Israeli products as an effective and peaceful way to internationally isolate and bring pressure to bear on Tel Aviv to end its Gaza blockade and persistent violations of international law.
It behoves businesses to bring pressure to bear on somewhat tardy transport contractors to pass on the full benefits of reduced prices.
Requiring private sector employers to be more open about gender pay differences should bring pressure to bear on them to explain the reasons for those differences and to consider what they can do to eliminate them.
While it is very relevant that this is not in the ownership of Farnley Estates, surely Kirklees Council can bring pressure to bear on the owners to proceed with implementation (or variation) of their existing planning consent to provide housing requirement.
Charity Meningitis Research Foundation has launched the #WheresOurVaccine campaign to bring pressure to bear to introduce the lifesaving vaccine as soon as possible.
Visits by Mahatma Gandhi and Acharya Kriplani to Kashmir have been quoted in support of a claim that Indian representatives ( though admittedly not members of my Govt) did bring pressure to bear.