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arm-twist

[ ahrm-twist ]
/ ˈɑrmˌtwɪst /
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verb (used with object)

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
arm-twister, noun
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