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English definition of “twist someone’s arm”

twist someone’s arm

to get someone to do what you want by making it very difficult for him or her to refuse: I didn’t want to go to the exhibition, but Linda twisted my arm.
(Definition of twist someone’s arm from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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