arm-twister

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arm-twister

One who pressures or forces someone into doing something. Oh, she immediately agreed to come tonight—I didn't even have to be an arm-twister. They had to be arm-twisters to convince me to start volunteering, but when I finally did, I realized how much I loved it.

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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Therefore, the MQM found it appropriate to vent their grievances on a non-issue and use it as an arm twister for the real one.
Riley is not an arm twister. He tweaks people's consciences.