arm-twisting


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arm-twist·ing

(ärm′twĭs′tĭng)
n. Informal
The use of personal or political pressure in an effort to persuade or to gain support.

arm-twisting

n
informal persuasion
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arm-twisting - persuasion by the use of direct personal pressure; "some gentle arm-twisting produced the desired result"; "no amount of arm-twisting will get me to agree"
persuasion, suasion - the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action
Translations

arm-twisting

[ˈɑːmˌtwɪstɪŋ] Npresión f

arm-twisting

n (inf)Überredungskunst f; with a bit of arm-twistingwenn man etwas nachhilft; it took a lot of/didn’t take much arm-twisting to get him to agreeer ließ sich nicht schnell/schnell breitschlagen (inf)
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The formation of BRICS is not just the result of the growing influence of the member nations in the world but it should also be seen as a response to the arm-twisting tactics of the existing organizations of this nature.
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uses arm-twisting saying the mine will stop and this will lead to a severe situation with budget replenishment, the lawmaker added.
So it's no wonder the Hollywood star didn't need much arm-twisting when it came to agreeing to a new series.
Speaking at a press conference here today, he warned Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia against arm-twisting and victimization of Congress workers.
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that small companies were not subject to arm-twisting by big firms.
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However,what''s with all this arm-twisting about an elected mayor?
However, what''s with all this arm-twisting about an elected mayor?