It means kinds of persuade or force somebody to do something ? Could somebody explain this? Thank you!

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The idea is that of forcing someone into doing something by metaphorically twisting their arm:

twist someone’s arm:

to get someone to do what you want by making it very difficult for him or her to refuse:

  • I didn’t want to go to the exhibition, but Linda twisted my arm.

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  • So , it is stronger than persuade ,right? – libs_liu Jan 12 at 10:10
  • @libs_liu - I guess so. – user070221 Jan 12 at 10:13
  • It does not have to imply cruelty or unfairness. I didn't want to go to Uncle Joe's party, but my sister twisted my arm, and later I was glad she did. – Michael Harvey Jan 12 at 11:14

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