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    #1

    Verb "strong-arm"

    I've tried to use "strong-arm" in my sentence. Have I made any mistakes?

    The people who heckled the prime minister at a party conference were strong-armed and thrown out of the hall, to the cheers of the delegates. As the prime minister stood again at the podium, he waived his hand and said, "Good riddance," which sent the audience in delirium. He smirk was of a man in full control of his party. Even if he said the most stupid thing ever and made all kinds of blunders, people would still believe him and follow him to the end of the world.

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    Re: Verb "strong-arm"

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    I've tried to use "strong-arm" in my sentence. Have I made any mistakes?

    The people who heckled the prime minister at a party conference were strong-armed and thrown out of the hall, to the cheers of the delegates. As the prime minister stood again at the lectern, he waved his hand and said, "Good riddance," which sent the audience in delirium. He smirk was of a man in full control of his party. Even if he said the most stupid thing ever and made all kinds of blunders, people would still believe him and follow him to the end of the world.
    It looks OK.
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    Re: Verb "strong-arm"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    I've tried to use "strong-arm" in my sentence. Have I made any mistakes?

    The people who heckled the prime minister at a party conference were strong-armed and thrown out of the hall, to the cheers of the delegates. As the prime minister stood again at the lectern, he waved his hand and said, "Good riddance," which sent the audience in delirium. His smirk was of a man in full control of his party. Even if he said the most stupid thing ever and made all kinds of blunders, people would still believe him and follow him to the end of the world.
    Added one correction.
    Last edited by Glizdka; 22-Oct-2019 at 23:16. Reason: Oops! Thank you Rover_KE

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    Re: Verb "strong-arm"

    1. podium is just fine in British English.

    2. ... follow him to the ends of the Earth is the expression you're looking for..
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 23-Oct-2019 at 07:52.

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