Cow us into - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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cow (someone) into (something)
To pressure or shame someone into doing something. You can say whatever you want—you're not cowing me into stealing for you.
cow someone into something
to intimidate someone into doing something through the use of guilt or shame. You can't cow me into doing it. Those tricks don't work on me. You can cow Wally into almost anything.
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In a statement, Tan said the agency wouldn't want to preempt the results of the police investigation but "we will not allow this incident to cow us into
silence or deter us from faithfully discharging our constitutional duty.
She added: "In any case, we will not allow this incident to cow us into
silence nor deter us from faithfully discharging our constitutional duty.