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arm-twist

[ahrm-twist] /ˈɑrmˌtwɪst/
verb (used with object)
1.
to subject to arm-twisting:
The unions arm-twisted the government into negotiating by threatening widespread strikes.
Origin
back formation from arm-twisting
Related forms
arm-twister, noun
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