the use of threat, coercion, or other forms of pressure and persuasion to achieve one’s purpose:
It took a lot of arm-twisting but he finally agreed to work this weekend.
to subject to arm-twisting:
The unions arm-twisted the government into negotiating by threatening widespread strikes.
Contemporary Examples

He and those like him think the time is ripe for your computer to do some arm-twisting and make us better citizens.
Facebook’s Organ-Donor Option Sounds Good, but Should We Be Paranoid About Privacy? Kent Sepkowitz May 1, 2012

Enacting the landmark Civil Rights Act took a lot more than arm-twisting by Lyndon Johnson.
How a Dream Became a Law: Passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Wendy Smith March 30, 2014

By that measure, if Reid wants the gun bill to pass, he has some arm-twisting to do.
The Gun-Control Fight Harry Reid Can’t Win David Freedlander January 21, 2013

Historical Examples

Dare say he deserved what Dreer was giving him, although I don’t believe in arm-twisting.
Left Tackle Thayer Ralph Henry Barbour


Extremely strong persuasion: With some arm-twisting, she went to the party


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