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.

1945–50 Unabridged


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

back formation from arm-twisting

arm-twister, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
Drug companies need little arm-twisting when it comes to investing their
  resources into diseases that afflict millions.
Amid the backslapping, delegates had plenty of time for networking and
Yet despite such arm-twisting, customers are unlikely to bet solely on
After all, if the exchange turns out to be as efficient as is claimed,
  suppliers should need no arm-twisting to use it.
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