Pelosi confided that her counterpart in the Senate, Majority Leader Reid, has little patience for jawboning.
jawbone jaw·bone (jô'bōn')
The maxilla or, especially, the mandible.
Strong exhortation; potent oral pressure: The technique was called ''jawboning.'' Lyndon Johnson and Mr Nixon used it (1960s+)
Credit or trust, esp financial: Try as he might he got no jawbone from the bankers (1862+)