jawboning


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jaw·bone

 (jô′bōn′)
n.
A bone of the jaw, especially the bone of the lower jaw.
v. jaw·boned, jaw·bon·ing, jaw·bones Slang
v.tr.
To try to influence or pressure through strong persuasion, especially to urge to comply voluntarily.
v.intr.
To urge voluntary compliance with official wishes or guidelines.

jaw′bon′er n.
jaw′bon′ing n.

jawboning

(ˈdʒɔːbəʊnɪŋ)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) politics informal US the act or an instance of jawboning
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Excuse us for being skeptical, but this sounds like so much political jawboning.
But, the time to solve this problem is running short and prior attempts at jawboning have not produced a solution.
Our take on this is that he didn't say anything new, that he is jawboning,'' said Scott E.