arm-twisting


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arm-twisting

n. powerful persuasion. If nice talk won’t work, try a little arm-twisting.
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Yesterday, 182 Democrats voted for IRA expansion reform and today 51 Democrats voted for the Marriage Penalty reform bill-despite their leadership's lobbying and arm-twisting against these bills.
As if he were writing about La Tour's Brawl, Stephen Koch describes Vinyl in Stargazer: The Life, World, and Films of Andy Warhol: "For all its fistfights, arm-twisting, groveling, whining, sneering, for all its he-men pilloried and tortured, Vinyl is silly with a look of farcical cornball amateurism.
After prolonged debate, intensive arm-twisting and down-to-the-wire compromises, Congress approved landmark legislation in late 1999 to overhaul the financial-services industry.
They have come back from the brink, and there has been a lot of arm-twisting to come to this point.
To pick one example from many: After campaigning on a refreshingly open and inclusive attitude toward gays and lesbians, Clinton later - and with minimal arm-twisting - signed into law the Defense of Marriage Act, the most blatantly homophobic piece of legislation passed in recent years.
But last minute arm-twisting by Speaker Newt Gingrich eroded enough moderate Republican support to doom the agency in the House.
By working with the Writers Guild, the producers and the broadcasters, we were able to do some gentle arm-twisting to ensure that Albertans were afforded opportunities.
Clinton aides acknowledge that the President won few friends among blue-collar workers with his arm-twisting efforts in behalf of NAFTA and GATT--both of which were backed by big business and universally opposed by labor unions.
Barzani added in his statement which made on the side line of the inauguration of the Association of Arab Universities Conference, which held today in Arbel : " The Kurds claim always to resort to the Constitution , to national consensus and genuine partnership, and not to endanger the political process to collapse, away from the policy of arm-twisting and breaking wills.
We want a dialogue not based on an arm-twisting policy and imposing fait accompli," he said on Twitter.
Citizens of Bulgaria's capital Sofia are rising up against the upcoming hike in parking fees, slamming it as nothing short of arm-twisting.
Arm-twisting (by the opposition) is out of question.
That with sufficient telephone cajoling and arm-twisting, potential investors would part with their money in the hope of sharing in the success of Capital of Culture, and not just in Liverpool, but also in every other city subsequently awarded the title.
Ari tries to talk his star client out of the excursion but, with very little arm-twisting, ends up joining them instead.
Even though it took some arm-twisting to get Governor Lynch to appear publicly with her, Democratic Senate District 6 candidate Jackie Cilley was handed a gift horse in the almost invisible campaign of former Somersworth Mayor Jim McLin.