Trading Links from Their Chains
"I'll trade you a pay-raise-so-I-can-buy-a-better-car for a buy-some-land-so-I-can-get-out-of-the-city."
'Forced to do it.' We use this term in situations less extreme.
If a huge bully pushes you down + sits on you, yes, you are forced to lie down because you don't have the strength to resist.
If that bully puts a gun to your back + tells you to give him all the money in the cash register, + you do it, no, you were not forced to do it. You had a choice to give him the money or not. You were, undoubtedly, coerced or pressured, but not forced.
- Lone Coyote Calls