- v. Simple past tense and past participle of jawbone.
“Did we overlook when you "jawboned" the medical establishment (with private, sweetheart deals) or when top aides, invariably representing the "fortunate few," offered blarney but no job creation to "hardworking people" no longer working, hard or otherwise.”
“Halladay, who jawboned his way into being traded to a contending team so he finally could pitch in the playoffs, made a stunning debut, culminating with a dribbler in front of home plate that catcher Carlos Ruiz pounced on and threw to first for the final out.”
“To his detractors, Gideon was dangerous—a pie-in-the-sky slave to political correctness who thought the enemies of Western civilization could be jawboned into holding hands and singing “Kumbaya.””
“Big oil will make more money and like we saw when Dubbyah ‘jawboned’ the price of gas down to 4 bucks a gallon [snark] the oil companies made a record profit.”
“Yet unlike the systemic risk problem, which is endlessly jawboned in Washington today, no one is really talking about the dispersion of responsibility problem.”
“Lyndon Johnson, a veteran of Senate arm-twisting and cajoling, jawboned to forestall airline and railroad strikes and such.”
“So after President Obama jawboned BP into setting aside that $20 billion, Republicans decided it was time to come up with sharper, evocative descriptions.”
“President Hoover jawboned employers to keep wages at unsustainable levels and refused to consider easing or abandoning the Gold Standard.”
“For example, in 1962 John F. Kennedy "jawboned" the steel industry into reducing its prices even as its labor costs were rising sharply.”
“We need more leadership from the White House and Treasury, which have jawboned China's government, but have not laid out any consequences.”
‘jawboned’ hasn't been added to any lists yet.
Looking for tweets for jawboned.