under the gun : Idioms in English

under the gun

Feeling pressure to do something
Usage:
Lisa is under the gun to be the matron of honor at her sister's wedding, even though she always said she'd never be part of a wedding party.

under the gun in News

  1. Google ordered by France to change its privacy policies

    Charged with violations of the French Data Protection Act, the search giant is under the gun to revise its privacy policies.
    on June 21, 2013 Source: CNET

  2. France orders Google to change its privacy policies

    Charged with violations of the French Data Protection Act, the search giant is under the gun to rework how it handles personal data.
    on June 21, 2013 Source: CNET

  3. Google ordered by French regulators to revamp privacy policy or face fines

    Google has been under the gun in the EU for a while now about its privacy policies, particularly in France, which is fairly hardcore about such matters. In fact, the nation's CNIL computer watchdog has just ordered Mountain View to change its practices or face an initial maximum fine of €150,000 (around $200,000), followed by a penalty of up to €300,000 for further non-compliance. Google has ...
    on June 20, 2013 Source: Engadget

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