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twist someone's arm

Definition of twist someone's arm in English:

informal Pressurize someone into doing something that they are reluctant to do: I’ve twisted his arm and he’ll get you some tickets
More example sentences
  • If you twisted my arm and forced me to predict the winner, I'd probably go with the Patriots, for pretty much the same reasons everyone else is picking them.
  • Did she do that on her own, was she forced to do it, was somebody twisting her arm?
  • What you understand is they would do just about anything to have the freedom to believe what they wanted to believe and not have anyone twisting their arm.
Synonyms
persuade;
talk someone into something
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