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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Moreover, they encroach upon land through use of strong-arm tactics.
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.
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.
Vale's conspiracies always feature the strong-arm tactics of his thuggish henchman, Groby.
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.
Yesterday, he claimed the Russian strong-arm tactics in Crimea were "a natural reaction to the bandit-like takeover in Kiev".
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.