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Meaning of arm-twisting

arm-twist•ing

Pronunciation: (ärm'twis"ting), [key]
— n.
  1. 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.
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