Definition of Turn up the heat
1. Verb. Apply great or increased pressure. "The Democrats turned up the heat on their candidate to concede the election"
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Literary usage of Turn up the heat
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. By Sea, Air, and Land: An Illustrated History of the U. S. Navy and the War by Edward J. Marolda (1996)
"... and infiltration of regular North Vietnamese Army (NVA) units southward revealed Hanoi's intention to turn up the heat. Having exhausted most of the ..."
2. Paris by Peter Eckerlin, Elke Pastre (2001)
"Arr, Metro: George V. Well-known DJ's turn up the heat with hard rhythms on drag queens with exotic costumes, so that some dance topless. ..."
3. Midwest Methamphetamine Crisis: Developing a Plan for Federal, State & Local edited by John Ashcroft (2001)
"Well, you know, it seems to me that you mentioned that we have to make sure that we can—as you turn up the heat on the meth, ..."
4. Teaching Children to Be Literate: A Reflective Approach by Anthony V. Manzo, Ula Casale Manzo (1995)
"SOUND SOLUTIONS Initiating a discussion of phonics, or ". . . saying the 'p' word," as Stephen Stahl (1992) puts it, tends to really turn up the heat of ..."
5. Personal Finance by Robert S. Rosefsky (2001)
"... possible (what do you think that "survey" was all about?) and then will turn up the heat real fast — before you can click onto a competitor's site. ..."
6. You Can Choose to Be Happy: "Rise Above" Anxiety, Anger, and Depression by Tom G. Stevens (1998)
"... states like boredom and depression, you can turn up the heat to get more energy and enthusiasm. Learn to spend more of your life "in the zone" of ..."