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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By contrast, the Skip house was designed for a multi-generational family, is shoehorned on to a double lot and is inward looking.
In legacy networks, bandwidth demand is arbitrarily shoehorned into SONET/SDH-sized transport containers (OC-3/STM-1, OC-12/STM-4, etc.
Dita, 34, left, shoehorned her normally 21in waist into a corset for a Munich awards bash - leaving it smaller than a three-year-old's.
NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience'' is aimed squarely at the gearheads, but it's also probably targeting admirers of IMAX technology, those who want to see how such a bulky, unwieldy camera can be shoehorned into spaces and capture such remarkable footage.
The remaining space is given over to a recreation zone and this too is rigorously linear, with a 25m long pool and poolside gazebo shoehorned into the widest part of the site.
The film can sometimes be harrowing, but then Bellucci comes bounding into view wearing a low-cut tank top, and you're reminded that this is a land of make-believe where beauty and the beastly, heroism and tragedy, are shoehorned into prepackaged product, whether they belong together or not.
EVER wondered what would happen if you shoehorned an aeroplane engine into a car?
A resonant description of family men watering their lawns in the evening that opens the book is awkwardly shoehorned into a sequence in which Mary's brother describes his painting of same.
This seems shoehorned in, as Sipowicz was merely being the same old cranky guy he usually is.
Coyote Ugly'' is, at its heart, an R-rated movie aimed at frat boys shoehorned into an ungainly PG-13 body - which means, essentially, it has none of the gratuitous nudity that movies of this ilk are generally expected to have.
She knows that being shoehorned into your outfit is, like, so not cool.
5-litre V8 shoehorned under a bog standard E-Class bonnet, this is a hell of a tool.