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- 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
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. persuasion by the use of direct personal pressure
This at the same time that Mazziotti's very recent client, Lord Paulson III, is arm-twisting the elected officials of that lovely 'burb to build him a new minor league baseball stadium.
Presidential arm-twisting helped Mr. Ford narrowly win a test vote designed to force him to name his running mate in advance, and ultimately he won the delegate roll call 1,187 to 1,070.
Never forget that this bill only passed on the second try, and with a minority of Republican votes even after some epic arm-twisting.
That, Burress said, hasn't taken any arm-twisting.
Sen. Charles Schumer—Wall Street's strongest Washington ally and a target of arm-twisting in the battle for the New York Stock Exchange—hasn't taken a public position on the competing bids for its parent company.
To them that means spending billions more on repairing and building roads, bridges, and schools, pumping up manufacturing with federal funds, arm-twisting major corporations to spend more on job creation here and not in other countries, extending unemployment insurance benefits, and continuing to pound away on the rich to cough up more in tax revenues to bankroll a sweeping jobs program.
McGinn's political capital is low, and this just isn't an issue to blow it on with a veto (not to mention his very public arm-twisting of his "friend," Councilmember Mike O'Brien.)
So, there was a lot of arm-twisting in Iran in the past few months, and finally Muqtada gave him his support.
Allawi told Al Arabiya TV Saturday that Iran's behind the scenes "arm-twisting" was having a "negative effect" on Iraq's political equation.
I didn't need any arm-twisting to accept this idea.