arm-twister

arm-twister

n. someone who uses strong persuasion. I hate to seem like an arm-twister, but I really need your help on this project.
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Golden also played the role of auctioneer and good-humored arm-twister for the day's culminating feature, an auction of donated goods and services and raffle items.
For the last few years there has been a persistent background noise at ascot - the sound of the late Bernard, Duke of Norfolk, spinning in his grave at the presence of all these foreign challengers lured to the inimitable occasion by Nick smith, the course's international arm-twister in chief.
role should be as an honest broker, not as a backstage arm-twister of Mr.
Grattan Kerans, D-Eugene, who was then the chief arm-twister and whip in the House.
An accomplished arm-twister, he used his charm to persuade the great and the good to do their bit for his many causes.
The late Swifty Lazar, famous arm-twister of A-list celebrities, made this a hot venue.
In a keynote speech, she will say: "Michael Gove's gang of arm-twisters are travelling the country using threats to get primary schools to convert.
This is a conflict that is unlikely to be ever resolved without considerable international persuasion - and the United States should be chief among the arm-twisters.
Of his eight newest Pioneers--a corps of volunteer arm-twisters who have each raised at least $100,000--four have been implicated in serious political or financial scandals in recent years.