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twisting

[ twis-ting ]
/ ˈtwɪs tɪŋ /
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noun

the practice of an insurance agent of tricking the holder of a life insurance policy into letting it lapse so that the insured will replace it with one of a company represented by the agent.

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Origin of twisting

First recorded in 1905–10; twist + -ing1
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