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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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.