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 tight
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arm-twist

play \-ˌtwist\ verb

First Known Use of arm-twisting

1924

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ARM-TWISTING Defined for English Language Learners

arm-twisting

Definition of arm-twisting for English Language Learners

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


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