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strong-arm tactics

Actions or maneuvers utilizing physical intimidation or force to achieve some particular goal or end. The mafia is known for using strong-arm tactics to force local business owners into paying protection money. This government's illegal strong-arm tactics will not go unpunished by the rest of the world!
See also: tactics

strong-arm tactics

force; the use of force. No more strong-arm tactics. You need to be more subtle. Strong-arm tactics are out. The boss says be gentle and don't hurt anybody.
See also: tactics

strong-arm tactics

n. tactics based on the use of force. Strong-arm tactics are out. The boss says be gentle and don’t break anybody.
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What is even more galling is these authorities are using your money to fund such strong arm tactics, like restricting access to public land and ripping down hand made notices of protest.
As the local Assembly Member, I have started an on-line petition condemning the strong arm tactics being used by Western Power Distribution (WPD) against residents who oppose their plans to build on Llanishen Reservoir.
But even if the combative midfielder (right) is out, Levein knows there are others in the Ewood Park camp who are not averse to using strong arm tactics.
Three players - Milton, Sedgley and Swailes - were booked as Town resorted to some strong arm tactics.
The Coventry City boss feels the French defender wasn't comfortable with the physical side of the game against Oldham's towering centre-forward Matt Smith last weekend and wants him to get mad and motivated to deal with North End's strong arm tactics at Deepdale.
Birmingham Chamber of Commerce said firms might feel threatened by the tone of the letter, while the Federation of Small Businesses said the request smacked of "strong arm tactics".
Over 90 minutes - as Alf Ramsey said of an England v Argentina game - only one side tried to play football while the other resorted to strong arm tactics.
But even if the combative midfielder (right) is sidelined, Levein knows there are others in the Ewood Park camp who are not averse to using strong arm tactics.
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Lord Justice Millett insisted there was no justification for such strong arm tactics by the Government.
SPONSORS may be lost to racing because of the British Horseracing Board's strong arm tactics over racecard payments from newspapers.
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Having asked for 50 per cent of the gate, the Italians then used strong arm tactics during the game before taking the lead after 59 minutes with a header from Simone Perrotta.