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shoehorn

a smooth curved implement of horn, metal, plastic, etc., inserted at the heel of a shoe to ease the foot into it
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In a nutshell: Everything you can imagine - Christianity, cross-dressing, guns, line dances, exquisite meals - gets shoehorned into a story about a dumped wife's journey of revenge and redemption.
Now Arnesen's sidekick Martin Jol has had to be shoehorned into an untenable job.
If only they'd focused on the real love story in this movie--between Watanabe and Tom Cruise--and not shoehorned that woman between them.
The grounds of the Porsche Development Center in Weissach are a vision of a world in which everyone owns a Porsche but are forbidden garages, 911s, Boxsters and Cayennes are shoehorned into every nook and cranny of asphalt along the road, leading to a Porsche-per-square-foot ratio that must top even Southern California.
Curious tourists gathered on Edinburgh's Royal Mile as volunteers, some of whom climbed into the roof of the booth, others sitting on each other, slowly shoehorned themselves into the tiny space.
In The Coach, 2001, for instance, the figure of a tennis coach, derived from a photograph, seems to have been torn out of, or shoehorned into, the nonobjective field that frames him.
The "international" section of the program was shoehorned between the premieres, and this with one exception consisted of excerpts from full-scale works.
Most lexicons show the 1937 noun shoo-in shoehorned between shoofly and shook, where it is defined "1.
The more obscure plays are shoehorned into the marching boots of his thesis.
Companies and their situations are too diverse to be shoehorned into simple scorecards.
Of course, this follows the expensive puppet show into which the Titanic story was shoehorned.
The trouble with this big bang is that a damp squib is set to precede it, in the shape of ten fixtures that have to be shoehorned into the preceding week.