English version

twist somebody’s arm

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtwist somebody’s armtwist somebody’s arma) informalPERSUADE to persuade someone to do something they do not want to do No one twisted my arm about coming to see you. b) INJUREto bend someone’s arm upwards behind their back in order to hurt them The policeman twisted my arm behind me and arrested me. twist
Examples from the Corpus
twist somebody’s arm"Go on, have another drink." "Oh well, if you twist my arm."I'm sure he would never have come if I hadn't twisted his arm a little.We had to twist her arm to get her to come.
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