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ARM-TWISTING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does arm-twisting mean? 

ARM-TWISTING (noun)
  The noun ARM-TWISTING has 1 sense:

1. persuasion by the use of direct personal pressure

  Familiarity information: ARM-TWISTING used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ARM-TWISTING (noun)


Sense 1arm-twisting [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Persuasion by the use of direct personal pressure

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context examples:

some gentle arm-twisting produced the desired result / no amount of arm-twisting will get me to agree

Hypernyms ("arm-twisting" is a kind of...):

persuasion; suasion (the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action)


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