strong-arm tactics

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.
See also: tactics
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The events were organised on Prime Minister Imran Khan's call against New Delhi's strong-arm tactics. The prime minister has also asked for weekly nationwide rallies until he leaves for New York next month to attend the United Nations General Assembly, where he vowed to raise the issue.
Despite strong-arm tactics by the Executive and Parliament, they never flinched in their roles and brought accountability to the heart of governance.
After India's strong-arm tactics in Occupied Kashmir, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has said that the PTI government's foreign policy has led to the country's 'isolation on the international stage'.
Qureshi apprised France's Jean-Yves Le Drian of Indian strong-arm tactics in the Himalayan valley.
Its "strong-arm tactics" have been heavily criticised by the GMB trade union, who believe 13,000 workers in Scotland will be affected.
England were left shocked at the strong-arm tactics - and emotional histrionics - of Cameroon game of shame
Crude strong-arm tactics have cast a chill across a once-vibrant media landscape.
Meanwhile, Zamboanga City is in peril of power shortages due to the strong-arm tactics employed by a generating company.
The alleged strong-arm tactics of bailiffs evicting a family from that same home which led to the attack must be equally condemned.
Vladimir Putin's strong-arm tactics of suppressing opposition within and outside of Russia stretches to sport, as Rodchenkov's evidence to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) shows.
Moreover, they encroach upon land through use of strong-arm tactics. They even usurp jobs that should be done by local workers.
AN American hedgefund known for its strong-arm tactics is taking legal action aiming to force through a takeover bid for a major North East employer.
He emphasized that Pak-EPA should avoid such strong-arm tactics in the larger national interest as closing industries would discourage new investment.
Santiago went on to assail Duterte's various controversial statements, such as those espousing strong-arm tactics to fight criminality within a few months of his presidency.
The White House's Principal Deputy Press Secretary, Eric Schultz, took to Twitter today to boast about the Obama Administration's strong-arm tactics in securing the Iran deal.