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.
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