force (someone or something) through (something)
1. To physically push, shove, or jam someone or something into a particular space or thing. Hey, that box is full of breakables—don't just force it through that opening! I forced my little brother through the door of the haunted house despite his protests.
2. To aggressively act to ensure that something is accepted, approved, or allowed by some body or entity, especially amidst opposition. Good luck trying to force that bill through Congress—you're in for quite a fight.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
force someone or something through something
to push someone or something through an opening. First, you must force the others through the opening and then go through yourself. We forced the sofa through the door and scarred up the doorjamb.
force something through something
to press or drive something through something that resists. They forced the bill through the legislature. We were not able to force the matter through the board of directors.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
- force (someone or something) through (something)
- push (someone or something) under (something)
- thrust into
- thrust into (someone or something)
- pin (someone or something) against (someone or something)
- pin against
- push up on
- push up on (someone or something)
- push (someone or something) off (of) (someone, something, or oneself)
- push together