arm-twisting(redirected from Arm twisting)
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The act of pressuring or forcing someone into doing something. Oh, she immediately agreed to come tonight—I didn't even have to resort to arm-twisting. They had to use arm-twisting to convince me to start volunteering, but when I finally did, I realized how much I loved it.
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n. powerful persuasion. If nice talk won’t work, try a little arm-twisting.
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