high-pressure high-pressure

Definition(s):

  • (adj) aggressively and persistently persuasive

Usage(s):

  1. The new white, brighter fixtures use 40% less electricity than the high-pressure sodium bulbs they replaced.
  2. The designer and chief exponent of this aggressive, high-pressure tennis is California's Jake Kramer.
  3. Twenty-two high-pressure salesmen visited 2,400 stores in six weeks.

News

  1. Pantex undergoes $35M fire protection upgrade

    Pantex has completed main construction on a $35 million high-pressure fire loop project aimed at beefing up fire protection at the nuclear weapons plant.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Amarillo Globe-News

  2. Head of Brooklyn Gang Bureau fired for racial and homophobic slurs

    BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (PIX11)- The head of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Gang Bureau has been fired for allegedly using racial and gay slurs. 52-year-old Deanna Rodriguez held the high-pressure job for seventeen years under D.A. Charles Hynes. The New York …
    on June 16, 2013     Source: WPIX 11 New York

  3. High-Pressure Gun deep cleans grout areas.

    Featuring rotary nozzle, Gatling Gun™ Grouter delivers truck-mount power using portable 500 psi Kaivac No-Touch™ Cleaning system. High-pressure water rotates rapid-fire nozzle, loosening up ground-in, built-up, and embedded soils without rigorous manual brushing and harsh chemicals. Grout lines return to original color, leaving floors clean and healthy. This story is related to the ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

Quotes

  1. "Anyone who wants to be president of the United States needs to understand and recognize there will be very difficult and tense, high-pressure times when judgments have to be made, and if you're not able - in a focused, thoughtful way - to deal with...
    on Mar 22, 2007 By: John Edwards Source: Kansas City Star

  2. "We talked openly and honestly," Neill told the Herald yesterday. "It was a high-pressure game. We won, and emotions were quite high. We had one or two verbals at each other, and that was it. We shook hands straight after and it was forgotten...
    on Oct 3, 2008 By: Lucas Neill Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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