Shoehorn meaning

sho͝ohôrn
Shoehorn is to try to force something into a space that is too small.

When you try to force an entire house full of furniture into a one-bedroom apartment, this is an example of a time when you try to shoehorn.

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The definition of a shoehorn is a curved piece of plastic or metal that helps you to get your heel into the back of your shoe.

When you go to try on shoes and the salesman uses a plastic curved piece to help your heel slide more easily into the back of the shoe, this curved piece is an example of a shoehorn.

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A smooth curved implement, often of plastic or metal, inserted at the heel to help put on a shoe.
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To squeeze into or as if into an insufficient space.

The usher shoehorned us into the back of the crowded theater.

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An implement of metal, horn, plastic, etc. with a curved blade, inserted inside the back of a shoe to aid the wearer in slipping his or her heel in.
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To force or squeeze into a narrow space.
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A tool used to assist putting the foot into a shoe by sliding the heel in.
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(derogatory) Anything by which a transaction is facilitated; a medium.

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(literally) To use a shoehorn.
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To force (something) into (a tight space); to squeeze (something) into (a schedule, etc); to exert great effort to insert or include (something).

I shoehorned his dozen burgeoning bags into the backseat of my tiny car, and off we went.

His staff want to shoehorn an extra stop into his already packed campaigning schedule.

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