Twist Someone’s Arm

Welcome to English in a minute.To twist something means to bend or turn it into a shape that is not normal or natural.Twist someone’s arm.This just sounds painful.What happened to you? You look really tired.Yeah,I was out late at the Moldy Earlobes concert.I thought you said you wern’t going because of your big presentation this morning.Correct,but our deal friend Ashley twisted my arm.She even said she’d buy me pizza before the show.Twisting someone’s arm in the sport or wrestling is a way to gain a way,that is what this expression means.To twist someone’s arm means to force someone to do something.But it was pretty easy to get Jonathan to go the show—it only took one word, pizza.And that’s English in a minute!

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