twist someone's arm
Definition of twist someone's arm
1 : 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.
2 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.
Word by Word Definitions
: some person : somebody
: a human upper limb
: the part between the shoulder and the wrist
: something like or corresponding to an arm: such as
: to furnish or equip with weapons
: to furnish with something that strengthens or protects
: to equip or ready for action or operation
: a means (such as a weapon) of offense or defense
: a combat branch (as of an army)
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