strong-arm 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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Cyprus employed strong-arm tactics to try and curb Bale when Wales beat them 2-1 in Euro 2016 qualifying in Cardiff 11 months ago, picking up five bookings on a night when it was Coleman's side who were reduced to 10 men by Andy King's dangerous challenge.
YOU were good enough to print my letter on March 21 regarding the strong-arm tactics to be employed by the Government against any Tory members who had the guts to vote against the forthcoming HS2 bill.
These thugs are the lowest of the low, trying to pull a cloak over their evil crimes and using strong-arm tactics to frighten whistleblowers.
Englishman Keene was given the task of shackling the Greek and, like a few of his team-mates, had to resort to strong-arm tactics.
Instead she works to recover funds by cajoling perpetrators or using strong-arm tactics or other types of pressure.
The ICC lawyers said Gaddafi's trial on security charges was 'a completely unrelated, and abusive prosecution,' and that 'such strong-arm tactics have absolutely no place in a court of law, or in any country, which claims to respect the rule of law.
Swansea won't roll over by any means, but they were found wanting against Everton's strong-arm tactics and Stoke are even tougher.
Summary: Caught out by last year's Arab Spring uprisings, the region's media are still coming to terms with their new-found freedom from the strong-arm tactics of now toppled dictators, participants in a Dubai conference say.
The US, UK and EU are using the same strong-arm tactics to bribe developing countries that we saw at Copenhagen.
ReJuVeNATeD Stuart Broad insists he is ready to bully India if england need some strong-arm tactics later in the series.
We certainly wouldn't want to see strong-arm tactics or veiled threats.
LAHORE, July 20 -- The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed serious concern over the manner in which action has been taken against relations of Javed Leghari, chairman of the Higher Education Commission (HEC), at a time when the HEC is seeking verification of academic certificates of parliamentarians, and asked the government to desist from strong-arm tactics.
They soon discover that Seung had turned his back on crime and Cho is forced to use strong-arm tactics when masked gunmen storm into his girlfriend's apartment and warn him to stay out of gang business.
She said the strong-arm tactics had been "humiliating", adding: "I was wearing a puffy sleeved wedding dress and Mickey Mouse ears.
Third grade strong-arm tactics should be confined to Third World countries and have no place in a civilised society.