armtwisting

arm-twisting

[ahrm-twis-ting]
noun
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:
1945–50

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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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