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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “twist sb's arm”

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twist sb's arm

to persuade someone to do something they do not want to do
强迫(某人),向(某人)施加压力
I didn't want to go but Linda twisted my arm.
我并不想去,可琳达非要我去不可。
Urging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
(Definition of twist sb's arm from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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