to subject to arm-twisting:
The unions arm-twisted the government into negotiating by threatening widespread strikes.
arkite (Gen. 10:17; 1 Chr. 1:15), a designation of certain descendants from the Phoenicians or Sidonians, the inhabitants of Arka, 12 miles north of Tripoli, opposite the northern extremity of Lebanon. Historical Examples Taurione, is remarkable, for “Taurus was an emblem of the Ark, and by Taurione was signified the arkite dove.” Tradition John Francis […]
to engage in arm wrestling.
- Arm wrestling
a form of wrestling in which two opponents, usually facing each other across a table, rest their right or left elbows on the table and, placing their corresponding forearms upward and parallel, grip each other’s hand, the object being to force the opponent’s hand down so that it touches the table. to engage in arm […]
- Arm, the
arm, the Related Terms put the arm on someone, ride the arm, a shot in the arm