From A Snowflake’s Guide to Politics. See if you can see a pattern.
Here is the first definition of “arm twisting” that comes up on Google. It’s from The Cambridge Dictionary:
Here’s the second, from Merriam-Webster:
Definition of arm-twisting: the use of direct personal pressure in order to achieve a desired end
for all the arm-twisting, the … vote on the measure was unexpectedly tight
Here is the third, from The Free Dictionary:
The use of personal or political pressure in an effort to persuade or to gain support.
You know the line: if you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen. That’s part of what politics is all about, and when it comes right down to it, it is almost everything that politics is all about.
And if you are interested in why this is even worth mentioning, see this from Andrew Bolt.