wring out of

wring something out of someone

to pressure someone into telling something. The police will wring the truth out of her. After a lot of questioning, they wrung the information out of Fred.
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wring something out of somebody

to persuade someone to give you what you want She is a very original comedian and can wring laughs out of any audience. The trick in fundraising is to wring money out of people who don't want to give it away.
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of wring something out (to twist cloth that is wet to get the water out of it)
See also: of, out, wring