drag (someone) kicking and screaming

(redirected from drag him kicking and screaming)
Like this video? Subscribe to our free daily email and get a new idiom video every day!

drag (someone) kicking and screaming

To force someone to go somewhere or do something against his or her will, especially when he or she protests against it vehemently and/or at great length. I really thought Mike would be perfect for that job, but I had to drag him kicking and screaming into an interview for it. Every summer we drag our kids kicking and screaming to their grandparents' house in the countryside. The prime minister dragged the country kicking and screaming into the 21st century.
See also: and, drag, kick, scream