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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstrong-armˈstrong-arm adjective [only before noun]   strong-arm tactics/methods etcstrong-arm verb [transitive]
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strong-armIn the first months of Whitelaw rule, strong-arm cliques began to assert themselves in Belfast.It had been, as record retailer Bruce Webb suggested, a business of late payments and strong-arm collections.Others were furious at what they said were government strong-arm tactics over the vote.In this game strong-arm tactics were deployed by both sides to kill five ends and force replays.A case's merit should not have to depend on strong-arm tactics.Those men were handpicked strong-arm thugs, hired for the occasion, known for their viciousness.He said all muscles need to be used gently before tackling the strong-arm work.
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