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    twist a guy's arm

    hi, everyone, what means "twist a guy's arm" in the dialogue:

    A: Stay here tonight, please. and here is your home.
    B: Twist a guy's arm.

    I'm a fresh english learner, that sentence is hard for me to understand.

    thank you!

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    Re: twist a guy's arm

    Quote Originally Posted by sword413 View Post
    hi, everyone, what means "twist a guy's arm" in the dialogue:

    A: Stay here tonight, please. and here is your home.
    B: Twist a guy's arm.

    I'm a fresh english learner, that sentence is hard for me to understand.

    thank you!
    Hi, sword413! Welcome to the forums!

    If you 'twist someone's arm', you put pressure on them to try to make them do what you want them to do.

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    Re: twist a guy's arm

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    Hi, sword413! Welcome to the forums!

    If you 'twist someone's arm', you put pressure on them to try to make them do what you want them to do.
    thank you, amigos;
    Is "twist my arm" right in the dialogue?

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    Re: twist a guy's arm

    Quote Originally Posted by sword413 View Post
    thank you, amigos;
    Is "twist my arm" right in the dialogue?
    The context is correct but the sentence construction is awkward. I would say:
    A: Please stay here tonight. This is your home.
    B: I will stay here tonight if you twist my arm! (If you convince me to stay!)

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    Re: twist a guy's arm

    And I think he's used the more general 'twist a guy's arm' to suggest that he might eassily be persuaded. As Joan Armatrading said 'I'm not in love, but I'm open to persuasion.'

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    Re: twist a guy's arm

    thank you Bobk, I think I got it.

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