or arm·twist·ing

[ ahrm-twis-ting ]
See synonyms for: arm-twistingarm-twistings on

  1. 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.

Origin of arm-twisting

First recorded in 1945–50

Words Nearby arm-twisting Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use arm-twisting in a sentence

  • Dare say he deserved what Dreer was giving him, although I don't believe in arm-twisting.

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