Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
railroad (somebody) into doing (something)
railroad somebody into doing something
1) pressure somebody into doing something
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railroad somebody into signing a contract
To railroad somebody into something means to put pressure on someone to approve something without a huge amount of thought or time. When you rail road someone into doing something you usually force them to make a quick decision without all of the information needed in order to make a good judgement.
Social Examples (Basic)
Buying that house was a terrible investment. I wish I hadn't let my spouse railroad me into making such a risky purchase.
The salesperson was very aggressive and railroaded me into subscribing to a more expensive package than I had intended.
Professional Examples (Basic)
During the negotiations, I felt that I was railroaded into signing a contract that was not in my best interests.
I intend to take my time and do my due diligence before making any bid for the company. I will not let anyone railroad me into making a quick decision.
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