Under the cosh
If someone is under pressure because they have a deadline for a piece of coursework, or your team is under pressure to hold on to a one nil lead, this is known to be 'under the cosh' hence you are under pressure
"I have got so much work to do, so I'll give u a ring when I'm not under the cosh"
"We're just managing to hold onto a one nil lead and their really putting us under the cosh"
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