arm-twisting Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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arm-twistingnoun [U]

uk   /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.
(Definition of arm-twisting from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “arm-twisting”
in Chinese (Simplified) 强迫, 压力…
in Chinese (Traditional) 強迫, 壓力…
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