arm-twisting

noun
arm-twist·​ing | \-ˌtwis-tiŋ \

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 \ -​ˌtwist \ verb

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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

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English Language Learners Definition of arm-twisting

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

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