Twist Someone’s Arm

What does the idiom “twist someone’s arm” mean?



twist someone’s arm [Verb]

The idiom “twist someone’s arm” generally means to persuade someone to do something. If someone twisted your arm, it means that someone has done a great job of convincing you to do something you might not have wanted to do.


For Example:

“They had to twist his arm, but they got him to join the project”

“Uhm, you’ve twisted my arm. Ok John, I’ll go with you”.