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arm-twisting

[ahrm-twis-ting] /ˈɑrmˌtwɪs tɪŋ/
noun
1.
the use of threat, coercion, or other forms of pressure and persuasion to achieve one's purpose:
It took a lot of arm-twisting but he finally agreed to work this weekend.
Also, armtwisting.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50

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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arm-twisting

noun

Extremely strong persuasion: With some arm-twisting, she went to the party


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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