jawboning
noun Date: 1969 the use of public appeals (as by a president) to influence the actions especially of business and labor leaders; broadly the use of spoken persuasion

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  • Jawboning — Samson using the jawbone of an ass Jawboning or moral suasion in economics and politics is an unofficial technique of public and private discussions and arm twisting, which may work by the implicit threat of future government regulation. In… …   Wikipedia

  • jawboning — jawbone jaw bone (j[add] b[=o]n ), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {jawboned} (j[add] b[=o]nd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {jawboning}.] To attempt to influence solely by talking, as contrasted with threatening or inducing by other means, e.g. legislation; esp.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jawboning — jawbone jaw bone (j[add] b[=o]n ), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {jawboned} (j[add] b[=o]nd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {jawboning}.] To attempt to influence solely by talking, as contrasted with threatening or inducing by other means, e.g. legislation; esp.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jawboning — See jawboner. * * * …   Universalium

  • jawboning — Synonyms and related words: allurement, blandishment, cajolement, cajolery, coaxing, conning, engagement, enlistment, exhortation, hortation, inducement, lobbying, persuasion, preaching, preachment, sales talk, salesmanship, selling, snow job,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • jawboning — n. attempt to convince others to act; use of public speaking to persuade others to act in a certain way (as of politicians who try to influence the actions of businessmen and community leaders)n. one or both of the bones which form the framework… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jawboning — noun ( s) Etymology: from gerund of jawbone (herein) : the use of public appeals (as by a president) to influence the actions especially of business and labor leaders ; broadly : the use of spoken persuasion …   Useful english dictionary

  • jawbone — jawboning, n., adj. /jaw bohn /, n., v., jawboned, jawboning, adj. n. 1. a bone of either jaw; a maxilla or mandible. 2. the bone of the lower jaw; mandible. v.t., v.i. 3. Informal. to attempt to influence or pressure by persuasion rather than by …   Universalium

  • АНТИИНФЛЯЦИОННЫЙ НАЖИМ — JAWBONINGОдним из факторов инфляции, вызывающей рост цен, является повышение заработной платы. Попытки правительства в неофициальном порядке убедить профсоюзы и фирмы воздержаться от увеличения зарплаты в интересах сдерживания или предотвращения… …   Энциклопедия банковского дела и финансов

  • Moral suasion — (a phrase from the Latin words “moral” and “suasio” which denote respectively “conduct or character that is right and virtuous”[1] and “to present in a pleasing manner”[2] sometimes known as Jawboning[3]), is defined in the economic sphere as… …   Wikipedia

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