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strong-arm

1. tv. to force someone (to do something). Spike tried to strong-arm Frank into cooperating.
2. mod. forceful; by physical force. The strong-arm approach got him nowhere.
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In this case, however, some reverse strong-arming can quickly wipe out that memory.
At first, the Chapmans' art may appear to be an alien's sick joke, with two bad British boys strong-arming you into looking at things you may have thought about, but never actually wanted to see in three dimensions; but it then moves quickly to center stage, joining forces, for one, with a whole cluster of artists who, in 1992, were already classified as "post-human" in Jeffrey Deitch's show.
This dwarfs the harassment and strong-arming that phone companies like Sprint and MCI had to fight during the '80's and '90's telecommunications wars as they battled the major Bell's for unrestricted line access to serve their customers," said Ted Lindsley, Founder & CEO of dataBahn.
But Connell had her embarrassed staff troll the Assembly floor after the address, strong-arming reluctant reporters and rounding them up for interviews.
Microsoft has made this calculation even more perilous by encouraging -- some say strong-arming -- companies to upgrade to its new XP operating system now or face even steeper upgrade costs in 2002.
Newspaper Guild officials are strong-arming employees who object to their agenda, essentially ordering workers to pay up and shut up," said McConville.