Twist (someone’s) arm

Do you know the English expression “to twist (someone’s) arm“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Angela: I thought you didn’t want to go to the opera the other night. Why did you go?

Robert: My girlfriend twisted my arm. Actually, I’m glad she did because I quite enjoyed it.

Does it mean:

a) persuade someone to do something they don’t want to do

b) force someone to do something they don’t want to do

c) twist someone’s arm physically

d) hurt someone until they agree with you

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: a) persuade someone to do something they don’t want to do