arm–twisting

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noun arm–twist·ing \-ˌtwis-tiŋ\

Definition of arm–twisting

  1. :  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

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1948

First Known Use of arm–twisting

1948


ARM–TWISTING Defined for English Language Learners

arm–twisting

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noun arm–twist·ing \-ˌtwis-tiŋ\

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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