bully (one) into (something)

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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.
See also: bully
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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Terrorists seek to terrorise and our best response is defiance by refusing to let these maniacs bully us into changing our lives.
Osborne this week says if we go independent we can't keep the pound One minute they are pleading for us to stay and next they are trying to bully us into staying.
"They are trying to bully us into paying this huge fine," said Desmond Willey, who with his wife Kelly owns Legacy Holdings LLC, which has owned the restaurant for the last six years, and employs about 40 people.
We should not be looking for a change - and we must not allow the Tories to bully us into thinking that way.
Dad would coax us, sometimes bully us into activities from plays to games to sports, which not all of us appreciated.
Labour will always try to bully us into thinking that the Conservatives will take us back to the dark days of Thatcherism and the Conservatives are hell-bent on trying to prove that they are the only alternative to Blair, Brown and their gang.
So was Mr Blair trying to bully us into saying "yes" when he indicated we would be the odd one out if we said "no"?
Murali, who had two spells at Lancs in the past, admitted: "Freddy decided to bully us into playing cards.
It said: "The Executive should be ashamed of themselves for consistently using the threat of reorganisation to bully us into silence.
Take the despicable Robert Mugabe, who tries to bully us into silence by accusing us of racism if we dare to criticise his tyrannical regime.
The Home Office is already working on plans for "coercion" to bully us into carrying one of their fancy new ID cards.