stop pressing him once

Jeff Jacobs

Senior Member
Howard & Gooey won opal at auction for 190G against bidder Kevin Garnett:

Howard: I gotta tell you I was gonna stop pressing him once we got past 200,000.
Gooey: Did I not tell you that was gonna happen?
Howard: I'm sorry.

What's the meaning of "stop pressing him once"?
Source: Uncut Gems 2019
  • Cenzontle

    Senior Member
    English, U.S.
    Imagine a comma after "him", so you see "once" as part of the following phrase: "..., once we got past 200,000" ("as soon as...").
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