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draft (someone) for (something)

To enlist someone for some purpose. Unfortunately, the boss drafted me to plan this whole conference on my own.
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draft into (something)

1. To conscript one into military service. A noun or pronoun can be used between "draft" and "into." Many young men were drafted into the army during the Vietnam War.
2. To enlist one for some purpose. A noun or pronoun can be used between "draft" and "into." Unfortunately, the boss drafted me into planning this whole conference on my own.
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draft up

To compose or prepare a document, proposal, or strategy. A noun or pronoun can be used between "draft" and "up." Once both parties reach an agreement, Stu will draft up the contract. You draft it up and then give it to me for approval.
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feel a draft

slang To perceive that one is being snubbed, rejected, or made to feel unwelcome, often due to being the target of racism. I left the party early because I felt a draft in there and didn't really want to stick around.
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on draft

Drawn or served from a large container, especially a keg, as opposed to individual bottles or containers. (Spelled "on draught" in British English.) We have a wide range of craft beers on draft, including some from our own in-house microbrewery.
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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.
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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.
See also: draft, on
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Whether in the House or in the Senate, four sets of people are most important to the legislative drafting process.
Legislative counsel has historically been "mostly invisible" in the literature on drafting and statutory interpretation, (49) but recent work has largely demystified the role of legislative counsel.
(55) Legislative counsel is sometimes, though not always, involved in drafting the actual text of legislation.
(62) They are managers of a mini-bureaucracy who set the direction for policy and sometimes wade into the details of policy, (63) but who rarely get into the technical work of legislative drafting--or into the staff work of drafting support documents (like one-page summaries or press releases), legislative history documents, or even floor speeches.
Is there a significant difference between the students who learned drafting for instructor 1 and students who learned drafting from instructor 2, with respect to attitude toward drafting?
The study compared traditional drafting and computer-aided drafting with respect to the students' achievement and attitude.
The sample was drawn from six sections of TC 121 Technical Drafting during the Spring 1988 semester.
Each instructor taught two sections of TC 121 Technical Drafting. Each instructor taught two of the two sections using traditional drafting tools and one section using the CAD system.
Furthermore, the drafting body must put up a website wherein updates on the working draft and the writing process are posted.
Needless to say, the drafting body must take the public pulse in consideration.
After a working draft is determined by the drafting body, there should be a sufficient period allotted for public debates.
The integrity of the drafting process must be palpable and unquestionable.