bully into

bully (one) into (something)

To thoroughly and continually dominate, intimidate, or browbeat someone into doing something. Oh, they've tried to bully us into accepting their subpar proposal, but we refuse to settle.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

bully someone into something

to harass or threaten someone into doing something. The coach tried to bully them into agreeing to stay late and practice. Don't try to bully me into your way of doing things.
See also: bully
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Such perceived weakness might excite the bully into initiating steps to publicly ignore or override the individual's empathic demonstrations in an effort to test the potential target's suitability for further bullying.