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TWiST

Time without Sx of disease or toxicity AIDS A quality of life indicator, corresponding to the number of months preceding the development of a Sx with ≥ grade 3 HIV disease, whichever occurred first. See Q-TWiST.
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How many times are private developers twisting arms and saying (to local governments), I want you to zone for multifamily housing.
But the dominant figure in the book is President Lyndon Baines Johnson, busily twisting arms and manipulating policy and opinion makers to forge a contrived consensus behind what many in his administration knew would lead to disaster in Vietnam.
But presidents get legislation through Congress by making deals, twisting arms and leaving no doubt about their determination to get the job done.
They had no plan for post-Saddam Iraq, because they were too busy twisting arms, massaging dossiers and inventing reasons to topple him.
He'll make the rounds of council offices doing what he does best - twisting arms and talking plain sense.
Instead of twisting arms on Capitol Hill, in March he flew off to Key West for another "working vacation," which was truly Reaganesque since he had already rested in the Keys just after the fall election --and doesn't seem to have returned to the White House until May.
Merkley spent much of the day twisting arms in the Senate and trying to use parliamentary leverage to force a vote on a bill meant to protect financially struggling homeowners from interest-rate spikes in their subprime mortgage loans.
You can bet your life that in talks behind the scenes with smaller players, especially in the developing world, Colin Powell, the US Secretary of State, is twisting arms and shaking the money tree.