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arm-twist

[ahrm-twist]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to subject to arm-twisting: The unions arm-twisted the government into negotiating by threatening widespread strikes.
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Origin of arm-twist

back formation from arm-twisting
Related formsarm-twist·er, noun
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