force his hand
make someone act prematurely or do something they dislike.
RELATED IDIOMS :
force the issue
compel the making of an immediate decision.
force the pace
adopt a fast pace in a race in order to tire out your opponents quickly.
in great strength or numbers
1989 - Amy Wilentz - The Rainy Season – They turned out in force, armed with machetes and coco macaques.
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