twist one's arm
phrasal to bring strong pressure to bear on one

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  • twist one's arm — {v. phr.}, {informal} To force someone; threaten someone to make him do something. Usually used jokingly. * /Will you dance with the prettiest girl in school? Stop, you re twisting my arm!/ * /I had to twist Tom s arm to make him eat the candy!/ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • twist one's arm — {v. phr.}, {informal} To force someone; threaten someone to make him do something. Usually used jokingly. * /Will you dance with the prettiest girl in school? Stop, you re twisting my arm!/ * /I had to twist Tom s arm to make him eat the candy!/ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • twist\ one's\ arm — v. phr. informal To force someone; threaten someone to make him do something. Usually used jokingly. Will you dance with the prettiest girl in school? Stop, you re twisting my arm! I had to twist Tom s arm to make him eat the candy! …   Словарь американских идиом

  • twist one's arm — force someone or threaten someone to make them do something He didn t have to twist my arm to get me to go to the movie. I wanted to go anyway …   Idioms and examples

  • twist one's arm — phrasal : to subject to overmastering pressure : compel twisted my arm until I consented to drink Hyman Goldberg …   Useful english dictionary

  • To throw one's self down — Throw Throw, v. t. [imp. {Threw} (thr[udd]); p. p. {Thrown} (thr[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Throwing}.] [OE. [thorn]rowen, [thorn]rawen, to throw, to twist, AS. [thorn]r[=a]wan to twist, to whirl; akin to D. draaijen, G. drehen, OHG. dr[=a]jan, L.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To throw one's self on — Throw Throw, v. t. [imp. {Threw} (thr[udd]); p. p. {Thrown} (thr[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Throwing}.] [OE. [thorn]rowen, [thorn]rawen, to throw, to twist, AS. [thorn]r[=a]wan to twist, to whirl; akin to D. draaijen, G. drehen, OHG. dr[=a]jan, L.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To throw one's self upon — Throw Throw, v. t. [imp. {Threw} (thr[udd]); p. p. {Thrown} (thr[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Throwing}.] [OE. [thorn]rowen, [thorn]rawen, to throw, to twist, AS. [thorn]r[=a]wan to twist, to whirl; akin to D. draaijen, G. drehen, OHG. dr[=a]jan, L.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • twist — twistable, adj. twistability, n. twistedly, adv. twistingly, adv. /twist/, v.t. 1. to combine, as two or more strands or threads, by winding together; intertwine. 2. to form by or as if by winding strands together: Several fibers were used to… …   Universalium

  • arm — See: GIVE ONE S RIGHT ARM, KEEP AT A DISTANCE Or KEEP AT ARM S LENGTH, SHOT IN THE ARM, TAKE UP ARMS, TWIST ONE S ARM, UP IN ARMS, WITH OPEN ARMS, COST AN ARM AND A LEG …   Dictionary of American idioms

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