arm-twist
verb see arm-twisting

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  • arm-twist — arm twist·ing; arm twist; …   English syllables

  • arm-twist — arm twister, n. /ahrm twist /, v.t. to subject to arm twisting: The unions arm twisted the government into negotiating by threatening widespread strikes. [back formation from ARM TWISTING] * * * …   Universalium

  • arm-twist — verb see arm twisting * * * arm twister, n. /ahrm twist /, v.t. to subject to arm twisting: The unions arm twisted the government into negotiating by threatening widespread strikes. [back formation from ARM TWISTING] …   Useful english dictionary

  • arm-twist|ing — «AHRM TWIHS tihng», noun. U.S. Informal. a compelling by influence; pressure: »After some arm twisting by fellow union leaders [he] followed suit (Time) …   Useful english dictionary

  • arm-twist|er — «AHRM TWIHS tuhr», noun. U.S. Informal. a person who uses pressure to influence …   Useful english dictionary

  • arm-twist·ing — /ˈɑɚmˌtwıstıŋ/ noun [noncount] informal : the act of using pressure to make people do things that they do not want to do There was a lot of political arm twisting before the Senate vote. see also twist someone s arm at ↑twist, 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • arm-twisting — arm twist·ing …   English syllables

  • twist someone's arm — (informal) PRESSURIZE, coerce, force; persuade; informal lean on, bulldoze, railroad, put the screws on. → twist * * * informal persuade someone to do something that they are or might be reluctant to do * * * twist someone s arm see ↑twist …   Useful english dictionary

  • arm-twisting — noun Date: 1948 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 verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • twist someone's arm — twist (someone s) arm to persuade someone to do something that they do not want to do. He might help us with the painting if you twist his arm. Have a cream cake? Oh, go on then, if you twist my arm. (humorous) …   New idioms dictionary

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