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.
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.
They urged the Palestinian factions to "take appropriate decisions in cooperation with the Syrian state to put an end to the tragic situation in Yarmouk," calling on the international community to bring pressure to bear on terrorist organizations to leave the camp.
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.
First Minister Alex Salmond and UK energy Minister Ed Davey have to bring pressure to bear on Ineos to talk sense instead of self-destruction.
All information that we receive will be used on an anonymous basis to bring pressure to bear on the Turkish authorities to properly regulate white water rafting in Turkey.
Indiscriminate attacks must immediately cease and the international community must bring pressure to bear on the Sudanese authorities to grant immediate and unhindered humanitarian access," she added.
East Derry MP Gregory Campbell said the name had "deeply offensive connotations" and tabled a motion in the House of Commons to bring pressure to bear.