from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal The use of personal or political pressure in an effort to persuade or to gain support.
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- n. The use of personal pressure to persuade
- n. The use of political pressure to gain support
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- n. persuasion by the use of direct personal pressure
arm + twisting (Wiktionary)