arm-twisting definition

  • noun:
    • Informal the usage private or governmental force in order to persuade or to get assistance.
    • employing individual pressure to persuade
    • the usage political stress to get help
    • persuasion through direct private pressure
    • Informal using private or political pressure in an effort to persuade or even get help.
    • The use of private force to convince
    • the application of political stress to get assistance
    • persuasion by way of direct personal pressure

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