steamroller


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steamroller

tv. to force something to be approved; to force something to happen. He plans to steamroller this bill through Congress, but it just won’t work.
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Rob Wilkins, who manages the Pratchett estate, tweeted that the hard drive had been duly crushed at the Great Dorset Steam Fair by a vintage steamroller.
About to fulfil my obligation to Terry at Salisbury Museum," he wrote, posting a picture of a hard drive next to a steamroller.
The man, aged 52, said prosecution, was spotted driving the steamroller at 6.
This investment was fiscally sound and efficient, saved time and raised morale by allowing the staff to do something it normally doesn't get to do--crunch things with a steamroller.
While Mannheim Steamroller first achieved fame for its Christmas albums, Friday's program was a retrospective of the band's "Fresh Aire" recordings, spanning more than 30 years and eight separate albums that focus on such themes as nature, mythology, mysticism and the universe.
Kurtz also succumbs to a false dichotomy according to which we only have two options when confronting Muslims: either coddle and appease inherently violent tribes and terrorists, or "get tough" by unleashing the steamroller.
Odell came up with the Matchbox concept after making a tiny steamroller for his daughter, who had been told she could only take a toy that could fit in a matchbox to school.
His partners, drummer Geoff Paton and bassist Nick Thieneman, act as a steamroller of a rhythm section who anchor the pulse-pounding ferocity unleashed by their group.
The team is like a huge steamroller and in a few minutes we can destroy our rivals.
Herms reveals something similarly horrific in the semiautobiographical Alcove of Beginnings, 1979, a sculpture composed of three hinged vertical sheets of plywood covered with, among other things, an earlier stab at AbEx painting, a photo of a cat run over by a steamroller suspended in a wooden contraption (a ready made photo of a readymade), and old documentary photos of mental patients arranging a variety of everyday objects.
A 41-year-old woman who lost a leg when she became trapped under a steamroller remains critical but stable in hospital.
She said: "I compare it to a steamroller which hits you harder than you have ever been hit in your life.
the emergency vehicle that picks you up after you are run over by a steamroller.
Ultimately, what copper producers and their suppliers might be trying to determine is whether the steamroller of rapid Chinese copper industry growth has paused or peaked permanently.