[Idiom] twist a guy's arm

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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.

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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! :up:

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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Hi, sword413! Welcome to the forums! :up:

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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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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:up: 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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thank you Bobk, I think I got it.
 
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