twist someone's arm


: to grab someone's arm and bend it in order to cause pain
He twisted my arm behind my back and forced me into the car.
informal : to try to force someone to do something
My wife really had to twist my arm to get me to apologize to my boss.

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“Twist someone's arm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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