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arm–twisting

noun arm–twist·ing \-ˌtwis-tiŋ\

: the act of using pressure to make people do things that they do not want to do

Full Definition of ARM-TWISTING

:  the use of direct personal pressure in order to achieve a desired end <for all the arm–twisting, the … vote on the measure was unexpectedly tight — Newsweek>
arm–twist \-ˌtwist\ verb

First Known Use of ARM-TWISTING

1948

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