put the arm on (so)

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put the arm on (so) definition

  1. tv.
    to demand something of someone, especially money. : I know Tom wants some money. He put the arm on me, but I said no.
  2. tv.
    to arrest someone. (Underworld.) : They put the arm on Bart for pushing pills.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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