push somebody for something

push somebody for something
ˈpush for sth | ˈpush sb for sth derived
to repeatedly ask for sth or try to make sth happen because you think it is very important

The pressure group is pushing for a ban on GM foods.

I'm going to have to push you for an answer.

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