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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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railroad something through (something)

to force something through some legislative body without due consideration. The committee railroaded the new constitution through the ratification process. Mary felt she could railroad the legislation through.
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underground railroad

A secret network for moving and housing fugitives, as in There's definitely an underground railroad helping women escape abusive husbands. This term, dating from the first half of the 1800s, alludes to the network that secretly transported runaway slaves through the northern states to Canada. It was revived more than a century later for similar escape routes.

railroad tracks

1. n. dental braces. I can’t smile because of these railroad tracks.
2. n. rows of needle scars on the veins of the arms. Look at those railroad tracks on his arm. That means he shoots drugs.
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While the logic of unionism would seem to dictate that the railroad brotherhoods enroll every worker in the running trades, they declined to admit just any railroader.
The injured railroader will also be dealing with a company claim department that is doing everything possible to deflate his claim.
To be a model railroader, you've got to be a designer, carpenter, electrician, painter, model maker," Adams says.
Railroader has not run for eight weeks, and the fact that Toby Balding has dropped him back to five furlongs suggests this outing may be a sharpener after his lay-off.
Trains and railroaders are all part of Pacific Railfair, the model railroad show at the San Mateo County Fairgrounds, on Delaware Street and 25th Avenue.
While Hunter will be remembered in history books as the best railroader there was, I will remember him first as a friend with a loving and giving heart then as a tremendous, visionary leader who always challenged the status quo.
Canadian National's railroad training facilities in Manitoba and Illinois "will be the centerpiece of CN's enhanced railroader training program," said CN President and CEO Claude Mongeau.
The average age of a railroader throughout the (Canadian) system in mechanical, transportation, and track maintenance is between 45 and 48.
Stulla was honored with the Walt Disney Railroader Award, only the third time it has been awarded by the society.
Rendition has also gone from strength to strength this term, winning her first two starts before finishing third behind Cotton House and Railroader in the six-furlong William Hill Trophy at York on June 17.
Workshop Tips & Projects for Model Railroaders provides wide range of tips to improve layouts for model railroads, and includes original projects from the pages of Model Railroader and his own online video series "Cody's Office".
Fisk is a fourth generation railroader and has worked in the rail industry for more than 30 years.
Structures are often lumped in with scenery but deserve their own separate treatment: now you have it, with STRUCTURE PROJECTS offering 17 step-by-step projects from Model Railroader magazine that show how to assemble kits and build custom structures alike.
Charlottevalentina put in a good effort to finish second to Railroader over six furlongs at Chester and proved unsuited by five at Bath on her latest outing.
We're going to be able to lower the price of transport for both the agricultural community and the manufacturing community,'' said the 25-year railroader.