jawbone

jaw"bone`

(j"bn`), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. jawboned (j"bnd`); p. pr. & vb. n. jawboning.] To attempt to influence solely by talking, as contrasted with threatening or inducing by other means, e.g. legislation; esp. to make public appeals in order to influence the behavior of businessmen or labor leaders; -- used especially of the President or other high government officials; as, to jawbone businessmen into forgoing price increases.
[1913 Webster]

-- jaw"bon*ing, n.
[PJC]

 

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