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.
So despite all the jawboning about having to make ``tough choices'' this year, neither the City Council nor the mayor made any at all.