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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The trouble with this big bang is that a damp squib is set to precede it, in the shape of ten fixtures that have to be shoehorned into the preceding week.
The UCI campus is less than the sum of its ill-coordinated parts; Noguchi's California Plaza, shoehorned into a crass shopping mall, was sadly neglected and quite deserted on recent visits.
And a capacity 3,000 crowd shoehorned into the Cumbrians' picturesque Mint Bridge ground were at the point of celebrating a famous victory when stand-off Casey Mee forced his way to the tryline just before the final whistle only to be held up.
In any case, Tillmans' work, though shoehorned into the context of fashion, is always narratively based, whereas what drives traditional fashion stories is another momentum--that of consumption: page after page of the sell.
"And despite some additions made since then, certain facilities appropriate to upper grades -- labs, kitchens and athletic space -- were shoehorned into quarters that were not designed to receive them," said Efron.
YOUNG people are being "shoehorned" into universities but many graduates earn less than those who did apprenticeships, according to figures obtained by Birkenhead MP Frank Field.
By contrast, the Skip house was designed for a multi-generational family, is shoehorned on to a double lot and is inward looking.
Of course, this follows the expensive puppet show into which the Titanic story was shoehorned.
Hull's replay with Sheffield United next Thursday has been shoehorned in between league games against Tottenham on Monday and Blackburn the following Sunday.
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.
PATIENTS are being shoehorned into hospital clinics to meet waiting list targets over more needy sufferers, a senior doctor said yesterday.
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.