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The meaning of "twist someones arm"

" Twist someones arm "
Persuade someone to do something they don't really want to do.
I was tired after work and I didn't really fancy the abstract expressionist exhibition but my wife twisted my arm and in the end I enjoyed it.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, mid-20th century.
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