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railroad someone into something

to force someone into doing something in great haste. The salesman tried to railroad me into signing the contract. You can't railroad me into doing anything!
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railroad something through (something)

to force something through some legislative body without due consideration. The committee railroaded the new constitution through the ratification process. Mary felt she could railroad the legislation through.
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underground railroad

A secret network for moving and housing fugitives, as in There's definitely an underground railroad helping women escape abusive husbands. This term, dating from the first half of the 1800s, alludes to the network that secretly transported runaway slaves through the northern states to Canada. It was revived more than a century later for similar escape routes.

railroad tracks

1. n. dental braces. I can’t smile because of these railroad tracks.
2. n. rows of needle scars on the veins of the arms. Look at those railroad tracks on his arm. That means he shoots drugs.
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13) Indeed, railroaders toiled in one of the most hazardous industries in nineteenth and early twentieth-century North America: in addition to exposure to the elements, they confronted the constant threat of crippling injury or death through boiler explosions, derailments, and, above all, the primitive hand-braking and "link and pin" coupling systems.
Reasons for inability to work as a railroader since accident
Adding to the layer of make-believe of this model railroad are the gatherings Clune hosts with his fellow model railroaders.
Railroader has previously been campaigned like a six-furlong specialist, winning at Chester and running well at York last time, but he had the benefit of a favourable draw each time and neither piece of form has worked out.
But the Fyfield trainer did give a few clues as to the reasons why Railroader became a `steamer' when he added: "He ran a very satisfactory race at Warwick last month and has been working well at home with Duke Of Medina, who has won a couple of races recently.
That will be a step back in time for many railroaders.
He is a highly respected lifetime railroader with over 25 years experience in the rail industry.
Hunter Harrison, Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Pacific (CP), has been named 2015 Railroader of the Year by railroad industry trade journal Railway Age.
Board of Metra unanimously approved Don Orseno, a lifelong railroader and 30-year Metra veteran, as its next executive director and chief executive officer.
95) comes from an author who has made model railroading his life hobby, editing special issues of Model Railroader Magazine since 1995 and actively participating in the model rail community.
The industry recognizes Hunter's leadership and innovation - Railway Age magazine in January named him 2002 Railroader of The Year.
The Arbitrator's decision is an outrage and, as a railroader, I am appalled we would be forced to place this employee back in the cab of a locomotive.
Canadian Pacific today announced veteran railroader Tony Marquis has joined the railroad as its new Vice-President Operations Eastern Region with accountability for its Eastern Canada and the Northeast U.
was named 2002 Railroader of the Year today by railway industry trade journal Railway Age for his leadership in designing and implementing the scheduled railroad at CN.
Emmett said: "For quite some time the thing I've heard about Paul Tellier is that he doesn't think like the typical railroader.