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  • v. Present participle of shoehorn.


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  • [...] 6, 2010 · Leave a Comment Republican governor (and part-time exorcist) Bobby Jindal has almost succeeded in shoehorning creationism back into Louisiana’s public [...]

    Jindal’s Exorcism - Swampland -

  • Personally I'm a devout capitalist, but even I have problems with the idea of shoehorning RL products into fictional worlds.

    Oh great!

  • Or perhaps it applies to Microsoft, which refused to let go of the idea of shoehorning Windows onto a phone until or not).


  • Rather than thinking through a plan for growth from which measures are then derived, this is shoehorning budget measures into the varying preordained categories and then calling them a plan, in short, turning the growth process on its head.

    Mr Osborne's stunted thinking will leave the economy stalled | Will Hutton

  • As for shoehorning Miss Marple into a Christie mystery in which she doesn't appear, well worse crimes have been committed.

    Michael Giltz: DVDs: Bad Movies You Might Enjoy

  • Analysts also question whether the economic pain will soon shift to coffee shops and fast-food outlets if the industry – which is shoehorning outlets into stations, hospitals and petrol stations and seeking franchise partners to reach smaller towns and cities – fulfils such high octane expansion plans.

    Fast food chains prosper as cash-strapped consumers shun retailers

  • It seems that Stephen Harper has been shoehorning his pals into various plum appointments, including the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • The brooding character of Meriwether Lewis, as evidenced by Lewis's abundant letters and journals, is constructed here with particular verve, even if Mr. Hall sometimes seems to be shoehorning actual written observations into Lewis's conversation.

    I Should Be Extremely Happy in Your Company by Brian Hall: Book summary

  • We're not used to having to call a buddy over to co-cooperatively read The Great Gatsby together, so shoehorning multiplayer into a game like oh, say Shadow of the Colossus likely wouldn't work (even though that may have initially been the idea, if the early workshop footage was any indication).

    The Authorship Conflict

  • I was already sketching mental notes for my optimistic space exploration trilogy, so I didn't want to "squander" ideas for the novel by shoehorning them into a shorter piece.

    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Alastair Reynolds


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