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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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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.
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on draft

Drawn from a large container, such as a keg.
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Craft has historically been draft-friendly, largely because getting set up for draft was cheaper and easier than bottles in the early days of craft brewing.
The term "draft" in draft horses comes from the word draught, which means to pull.
Angels right-hander Jered Weaver was taken with the 12thoverall pick in the 2004 draft from Long Beach State but couldn't sign until May 2005, when he agreed to a $4 million bonus.
It should be noted that it is Judge Alsup's practice to allow all parties to the dispute to agree, in writing, that drafts of expert reports will not be requested and they need not be retained.
Substantial technical changes to the foreign affiliate and FAPI rules are contained in draft legislation released by the Department of Finance on December 20, 2002 (though several revisions are expected before that legislation goes into force).
Lay Catholics took the lead in the draft card burning movement that arose after the passage of the 1965 draft card law.
Much product development work is now being done to the iSCSI Internet draft, and as the RFC version emerges, products will emerge conforming to this version of the standard.
He and Kinsbourne also use the multiple drafts model to reinterpret provocative studies directed by physiologist Benjamin Libet of the University of California, San Francisco.
As for those arriving too late to take advantage of deferment--or unwilling to put up with the rigors of graduate school--a number of popular techniques of bureaucratic manipulation evolved to tie the local draft board in knots.
The exposure draft on Insurance rating calibration measures identifies Value at Risk (VaR) and Tail Value at Risk (T-VaR) levels that the agency regards as being consistent with different rating stresses for various time horizons.
Every June, the Clippers go through a funny little song and dance before the draft.
The recent third draft of the FIE Rules differs from the prior two drafts in that there is no longer a proposed election to include income under an accrual method, and the mark-to-market regime that formed the primary charging rule under the prior drafts has been generally relegated to a more limited back-stop role.
Some practitioners issue monthly financial statements, label them "draft" and never follow up with monthly compiled financial statements under the erroneous belief the yearend compiled financial statements serve as final financial statements for the 12 monthly drafts.
The proposals in the Exposure Drafts retain the fundamental requirement of IFRS 3 and Statement 141 to account for all business combinations using a single method--where one party is always identified as acquiring the other.
If you look at past drafts and four-year seniors or guys graduating from college, the good thing is that teams know exactly what type of player they're getting and Dijon has consistently improved each year,'' Ramasar said.