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draft someone for something

to select someone for something or to do something. We drafted a bunch of the boys for moving tables. The committee drafted some of the members for kitchen work.
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draft someone into something

 
1. . Lit. to conscript someone into the armed services. The draft board drafted Scott into the army. Todd was drafted into the army.
2. Fig. to convince someone to participate in something. She drafted some of the boys into helping her move tables. They were drafted into helping.
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feel a draft

to sense that one is being rejected; to sense that someone is cool toward one, possibly for racial reasons. Oh, man, I feel a draft in here. Let's leave. What a reception! I sure felt a draft.
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on draft

Drawn from a large container, such as a keg (as opposed to bottles). For example, We much prefer the taste of beer on draft. [Mid-1800s]
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draft up

v.
To write or devise some preliminary version or plan: I drafted up a speech to give at the banquet. The architect came up with a basic plan and drafted it up to show the client.
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draft board

n. a tavern; a saloon. (Alludes to draft beer.) Let’s stop in the local draft board and toss a couple.
See also: board, draft

feel a draft

tv. to sense that one is being rejected; to sense that someone is cool toward one, possibly for racial reasons. Oh, man, I feel a draft in here. Let’s leave.
See also: draft, feel

on draft

Drawn from a large container, such as a keg.
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