arm-twisting

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arm-twist·​ing | \ ˈärm-ˌtwi-stiŋ How to pronounce arm-twisting (audio) \

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 tightNewsweek

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arm-twist \ ˈärm-​ˌtwist How to pronounce arm-twisting (audio) \ verb

First Known Use of arm-twisting

1924, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of arm-twisting was in 1924

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“Arm-twisting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arm-twisting. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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arm-twisting

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English Language Learners Definition of arm-twisting

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

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