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English definition of “arm-twisting”

arm-twisting

noun [U]     /ˈɑːm.ˌtwɪs.tɪŋ/ US  /ˈɑːrm-/
behaviour in which you try to make someone do something by threats or by persuading them forcefully : The vote was won only as the result of much arm-twisting by the government .Causing somebody to actUrging and persuading
(Definition of arm-twisting noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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