Phrase of the Day (turn/tighten the screw)-31JAN21

Phrase of the Day (turn/tighten the screw)-31JAN21

Today’s “Phrase of the Day” is turn/tighten the screw” meaning “to apply more pressure on someone/something”.

Example Sentence: The coordinated effort by users of the online forum Reddit to drive up the share price of GameStop and other companies is designed to turn the screw on short-sellers. To the layman, the dynamics at play here can seem dizzyingly labyrinthine. But a good place to start is by understanding what short-selling is – and how the Wall Street wizards who do it could end up being wrong-footed by a group of amateur traders. Short-selling is a way of making money by betting that a company’s share price will fall.

Phrase of the Day (turn/tighten the screw)-31JAN21

This phrase is present in The Guardian article GameStop: how Reddit amateurs took aim at Wall Street’s short-sellers, and click here to read it.

Courtesy: The Guardian

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