the use of threat, coercion, or other forms of pressure and persuasion to achieve one's purpose: It took a lot of arm-twisting but he finally agreed to work this weekend.
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How to use arm-twisting in a sentence
Enacting the landmark Civil Rights Act took a lot more than arm-twisting by Lyndon Johnson.How a Dream Became a Law: Passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 | Wendy Smith | March 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She said advocates needed to do more old-fashioned arm-twisting in order to get their way.Why Bloomberg’s Latest Gun Gambit Probably Won’t Work | David Freedlander | June 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
By that measure, if Reid wants the gun bill to pass, he has some arm-twisting to do.
He and those like him think the time is ripe for your computer to do some arm-twisting and make us better citizens.Facebook’s Organ-Donor Option Sounds Good, but Should We Be Paranoid About Privacy? | Kent Sepkowitz | May 2, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
While plundering, the Greeks do not refrain from political arm-twisting.After the Rain | Sam Vaknin
Dare say he deserved what Dreer was giving him, although I don't believe in arm-twisting.Left Tackle Thayer | Ralph Henry Barbour