arm-twister

arm-twist

[ahrm-twist]
verb (used with object)
to subject to arm-twisting: The unions arm-twisted the government into negotiating by threatening widespread strikes.

Origin:
back formation from arm-twisting

arm-twister, noun
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  1. n.
    someone who uses strong persuasion. : I hate to seem like an arm-twister, but I really need your help on this project.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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