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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
verb tr.: To force something into an insufficient or unsuitable space.
noun: A tool to help slide one’s heel into a shoe.
Originally, shoehorns were made of the horns of animals. Earliest documented use: 1589.
“A bull-headed Maltese prime minister shoehorned a chapter on Mediterranean security into the Helsinki Accords.”
The Cruel Sea; The Economist (London, UK); Jan 14, 2017.
See more usage examples of shoehorn in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars. -Walt Whitman, poet (31 May 1819-1892)