strong-arm tactics

strong-arm tactics
n. tactics based on the use of force.
No more strong-arm tactics. You need to be more subtle.
Strong-arm tactics are out. The boss says be gentle and don’t break anybody.

Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions. 2015.

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