under the gun meaning?

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What's the meaning of "under the gun" idiom? Please give me some examples!

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Idiom Scenario 1:


Tomorrow is the deadline for submitting your big term paper to your professor.  The term paper is worth one half of your total grade for this semester.  It is 9 o'clock at night and you have only about one half of the paper finished.  You are ...
under the gun
to finish your term paper tonight.
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Idiom Scenario 2:


It is Monday morning.  You arrive at work to discover that the boss is handing out notices of job terminations.  There had been talk that the company was going to reduce staff.  You are lucky because you did not lose your job.  You go and talk to your boss and ask her if your job is in danger.  Your boss replies that ...
"Your job is under the gun. "
In this case, under the gun means that there is a threat that your job may be terminated.
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Idiom Usage:

Alternate form:
to feel under the gun
 
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Idiom Conjugations:

 
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Gerund Form of the Idiom:

Being under the gun can produce feelings of stress and anxiety.
 
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Idiom Definition:


"to be under the gun"
to feel pressure to do something - usually within a time limit
to feel a strong need to meet a deadline or solve a problem
to have the possibility that something will end or stop
 
Synonyms:
deadline, demand, hurried, pressed, pressured, pushed, rushed, rushing, urged  
 
The man is literally under the gun. - - - - ->  a cartoon man lying face down with a worried look on his face is being pinned by a giant revolver.



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