sandbag


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

sandbag

1. tv. to force someone to do something. I don’t want to have to sandbag you. Please cooperate.
2. tv. to deceive someone; to fool someone about one’s capabilities. Don’t let them sandbag you into expecting too little.

self-propelled sandbag

n. a U.S. Marine. (Persian Gulf War.) Those guys are just self-propelled sandbags. They are fearless.
See also: sandbag
References in periodicals archive ?
Graham Harrod, who runs Harrods Newsagents on Clarence Road, said: "Police and the council came quite quickly but it was too late to stop it and there were no sandbags in place to stop it getting in.
Because the BCB Sandbagger is collapsable and can be erected in seconds, it speeds up transportation, storage and filling in the "field" where the sandbags are needed.
The agency may be forced to spill more water than usual, which is why government officials have been warning residents to buy flood insurance - and sandbags.
FloodSax are a new kind of protection against floods that act in under five minutes, giving faster protection than heavy, outdated sandbags.
Sandbag and his friends used to keep morale up and helped the soldiers get by.
Seems as if no one understands that sandbags are to be utilized properly.
Put sandbags or flood boards in place but make sure your property is ventilated.
Part of the test, expected to take months, will be a beat-the-clock competition against the Carolina National Guard who will construct a conventional sandbag barrier.
The hockey stick and sandbag today stand for an obsolete game plan.
Moury also joined the crowds at Sandbag Central and helped reinforce existing dikes in south Fargo.
Water flowing down the central Chao Phraya river basin from the north meeting peak tides surging in the Gulf of Thailand, 12 miles south of Bangkok, had led to fears the city's makeshift defences would be swamped, but dikes and sandbag walls have largely held.
Work has been undertaken to sandbag a power substation in Horsham and authorities were working to build a second levee at a station in Kerang.
European power companies and steel makers are buying carbon offsets to meet emissions-reduction requirements, undermining an EU scheme that would otherwise fine them for not cleaning up their operations, the group Sandbag said.