railroad (one) into (something)

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railroad (one) into (something)

To force one into some action or situation by putting a lot of pressure on one to hurry and acquiesce right away. I feel like the doctors railroaded me into getting this dangerous surgery, even though there's no guarantees that it will work or even help! Don't let them railroad you into signing any contracts until you've had a chance for your lawyer to look over them.
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railroad someone into something

to force someone into doing something in great haste. The salesman tried to railroad me into signing the contract. You can't railroad me into doing anything!
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Devolution is fine in principle but you have to be very suspicious of a Government that is trying to railroad us into accepting a deal before the detail is known.
THE government is determined to railroad us into the HS2 white elephant which will desecrate the countryside, destroy homes and lives and waste untold billions.
We refused because they tried to railroad us into it.
'SERIOUS figures in world football say we should not do this but the BOA are trying to railroad us into it.
Almost 14 years ago I was shamefully part of a group of yes men who allowed the Old Firm to railroad us into the adoption of a top-10 SPL.
Do you think it's fair to railroad us into a delay and a wedding day I really don't want?
They are trying to railroad us into this." The worker said DHL was seeking to scrap Friday night-shifts and switch employees to Sundays, working from 8pm to 3am.
We belonq in Liverpool, not Kirkby or anywhere else for that matter and as fans we cannot allow a chief executive, who has been with the club we love for only a tiny fraction of its history to railroad us into movinq to Knowsley.
Senior politicians like Mr Hoon should ditch fanciful plans to railroad us into voting by threatening us with fines and instead take part in meaningful debates about the issues that really matter.
Clinton's sordid pageant of sellout and scandal." But we also cautioned that "Bush is unlikely to pose any serious challenge to the ongoing bipartisan effort to railroad us into socialism and world government." And why wouldn't be pose a "serious challenge"?
How can we allow George W Bush to railroad us into participating in what will certainly turn out to be the slaughter of thousands of innocent and lawabiding Muslims and, in all probability, a large number of our own young men?
IT'S hardly a shock that Alex Salmond and his SNP pals want to railroad us into independence.
He said: 'I want to send a message to Birmingham City Council that they won't railroad us into this development without a fight.'
I just hope that the people of Britain take note and don't allow our politicians to railroad us into the single currency.