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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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Inevitably the project suffered from late changes to the brief, changes that in ideal circumstances would have provoked a radical rethink, rather than being shoehorned into the original concept.
To help ensure the success of the retail development, Altoon said retail should be "located in space built for retail, not shoehorned into leftover space."
(Sierra Leone's Mohammed Kallon now plays in Monaco, starred in Milan, and began his career in modest Lebanon, at the subterranean Tyre team.) But the sport also cannot be shoehorned into an ideal mold of globalization, even as globalization cannot quite set its foot straight in world soccer.
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.
The vista offers a tangible representation of prosperous times for Singapore, an island nation of 3 million people shoehorned into an area slightly smaller than New York City.