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steamroller

tv. to force something to be approved; to force something to happen. He plans to steamroller this bill through Congress, but it just won’t work.
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A STEAMROLLER that helped keep the city's roads passable during the Second World War made a nostalgic return to the streets to celebrate its 70th birthday.
DOTTY Donna Taylor has passed her driving test - on a 10-mph STEAMROLLER.
Salvage Squad: All over Britain classic vehicles, from tanks to vintage cars and boats to steamrollers, are rusting away in barns, back gardens and suburban garages.
Tractors in New Jersey tow special steamrollers that imprint ads on the beach so that whether you look down at the sand or up at the ad-bearing planes in the sky, you'll be reminded to reach for a Corona and excise that unsightly bikini hair.
He had no idea what he was getting himself into, joining a wobbly 11-team league featuring the likes of the Cleveland Rebels, Detroit Falcons, Pittsburgh Ironmen and Providence Steamrollers.
The dynamic implicit in "stakeholder consensus" steamrollers business interests into acquiesing to an expansion of government.
In the first programme, the team set to work on a 1923 Aveling and Porter steamroller called Hercules which lies in 2,000 rusty pieces in a West Country yard.