Definition of arm-twister in English:

arm-twister

noun

figurative
  • 1rare The act of twisting a person's arm, as an informal punishment or means of coercion. Also figurative: an argument designed to put pressure on a person to agree to something. rare.

  • 2A person who twists another's arm. Chiefly figurative: a person who coerces or forcibly persuades another to act in a particular way; a bully.

Origin

Late 19th century. From arm + twister. Compare to twist (someone's) arm.

Pronunciation

arm-twister

/ˈɑːmˌtwɪstə/