verb (used with object)
Origin of strong-arm
Examples from the Web for strong-arm
While these strong-arm tactics have been criticized by some, the governor enjoys strong support from the local population.
Jamie Dettmer recalls long lunches with the Iron Lady at the Savoy Hotel—the whisky, the flirting, and the strong-arm tactics.
So why does the GOP think it can strong-arm the president into compromising on entitlements without first giving in on taxes?Michael Tomasky on How Obama Shouldn’t Back Down Vs. the GOP|Michael Tomasky|November 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The government has overcharged in this case,” he said, “to strong-arm a plea from my client.Bradley Manning Awaits Army’s Decision on Whether to Court-Martial Him|Denver Nicks|December 22, 2011|DAILY BEAST
But author Rula Jebreal says the strong-arm tactics cannot thwart a people committed to his ouster.
Aubrey and the bunch are talking about making a strong-arm squad around me for protection.My Wonderful Visit|Charlie Chaplin
It was safe to assume that this was one of the things the professional "strong-arm man" would not do.The Price|Francis Lynde
Saturninus was the first of the Roman politicians to rely as a regular practice upon "strong-arm methods" to carry elections.The Two Great Republics: Rome and the United States|James Hamilton Lewis
When we crossed the equator, a committee of strong-arm men baptized those of the passengers who had never before crossed the line.In Africa|John T. McCutcheon
I can see what would happen to me—Julius Marston doing it—if I give the strong-arm squad an opening.Blow The Man Down|Holman Day