forced fit

forced fit

The joining of two parts, members, etc., without the use of fasteners, by forcing the two together.
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He and James were a forced fit, and it became obvious to the Cavs they had to pull the plug on the experiment.
It's not a forced fit into the existing plans, it's a natural evolution to what the UAE is planning, a natural part of what the UAE does on a daily basis."
The most frequently used description of advisor services is an unnecessarily forced fit into a regulatory requirement.
But that is a forced fit. There are ceramists who have used it deliberately in far more interesting, far more aesthetically meaningful ways.
The selling line is a forced fit, let alone the used and abused visual treatment.
Adding this responsibility cannot be a forced fit. For example, both operations and marketing require detail orientation.
In some cases, students ended up in electives that were "a forced fit," which also added to workloads.
Still, providing repository users custom views of folder structures resolves a basic problem of one folder structure being a forced fit for everybody.
("This ain't 'The Color Purple.'") Also, a sexually charged "I Know Things Now" doesn't fit the tune's innocent, bouncy rhythms, and "Giants in the Sky" has a specific narrative that also seems like a forced fit.
A forced fit requiring the application of high torque for semi-permanent assembly.
By combining the boring of the sleeve bearing mounting diameter at each end of such hollow shafts, the forced fit assembly, the sleeve bearings and boring to final size of the two bearings, it is possible to complete three separate operations in one 30-second operation.
The essay by Elizabeth Anne Hull, "On His Shoulders: Shaw's Influence on Clarke's Childhood's End," also seems jeopardized by a "forced fit." Here, too, the thesis is questionable, the evidence unpersuasive.