twist someone’s arm

twist (one's) arm

To pressure or force one into doing something. Oh, she immediately agreed to come tonight—I didn't even have to twist her arm. They had to twist my arm to convince me to start volunteering, but when I finally did, I realized how much I loved it.
See also: arm, twist

twist someone’s arm

tv. to pressure someone. I had to twist her arm a little, but she agreed.
See also: arm, twist