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Under the pump

English Meaning 1

feeling pressure, in a hurry to finish something by a deadline (when we speak English at work)

English Example 1

“So how was Courtney’s birthday?”
“alright, uh, sorry, can’t chat, under the pump to send these files through”
“oh sure no worries”
(Learn English tip: it should be ‘I’m under the pump to send these files through’ but the pronoun is dropped)


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