Shoehorning

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Shoehorning

The practice of picking and choosing data to fit a previous prediction. For example, if one predicts a recession but the recession does not materialize, one may identify negative economic information to "prove" that the recession (or at least a slowdown) really happened. Shoehorning connotes ignoring contradictory data.
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But for shoehorn efforts, the police in the city may have earned the prize when, after bumping elbows in inadequate space in what is now City Hall Annex for many years, in the mid-1980s, they twisted, turned and fit themselves into what had been Stanley's Subaru dealership.
But unfortunately for the Chancellor, the shoehorn is selling-out across the country.
Presumably, the Shoehorn name was a connection to the hotel that once operated at ground-level.
There are also items that householders did not mean to recycle such as house and car keys and, in one case, a valuable 1880s antique metal shoehorn that was family heirloom of immense personal significance
But wouldn't it be glorious to shoehorn a V6 under the bonnet?
1 with jazz and blues singer-songwriter Lula LaFever, followed by Jugglemania with Shoehorn (juggling comedian Rhys Thomas and tap-dancing saxophonist Michael "Shoehorn" Conley) on Oct.
But for the rest of the world, especially the nations of the Western Hemisphere -- whom the one-worlders can't wait to shoehorn into another regional superstate, as prelude to a global merger under the UN -- the African Union is but another ominous precedent.
Also on the bill were The Tap Collective, Samuel & McCain, Jennie Nau, Cintia Chamecki, Hockenberry & Smith, Jerry Ames, Sam Seimiya, Manhattan Tap, and Shoehorn.
When urgent measures are used to shoehorn a preferred candidate into the post of London mayor, we have to seriously question the party's plans for local government," she said.
All of this complexity is being added and then used to shoehorn IP into the PSTN at a time when, ironically, all the major RBOC carriers are moving their trunks to ATM anyway.
The kit features an Ergo Handle grip along with interchangeable accessories, including a contour sponge, shoehorn, toe sponge, dressing stick and back scratcher.