bring something to bear

1) formal to try to persuade someone to do something by using your influence or power
bring something to bear on:

The company directors brought pressure to bear on him to resign.

2) formal to use something to deal with a problem or difficult situation

It was in the area of marketing that Alan's business experience was brought to bear.


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