• Idiom – Twist somebody’s arm.
  • Meaning –  To persuade somebody to do something that they do not want to do. To put pressure on someone in order to get them to do something. To coerce somebody.
  • This idiomatic expression can also be used in a sarcastic or humorous way by someone who is only pretending that they have to be persuaded to do something.
  • The verb twist means to cause to rotate or turn in another direction.
Example:
  • “If you twist my arm I’ll stay for one more beer!”
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What is an idiom?

An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally.  An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its individual words, but has a separate meaning of its own.