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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genocide-prevention policy to Recep Erdogan, an arrogant and authoritarian dictator who clearly enjoys the public spectacle of arm-twisting American presidents into silence on Turkeys mass murder of millions of Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians, and other Christians.
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