shotgun marriage


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shotgun marriage

n.
A marriage that is forced or necessitated because of pregnancy. Also called shotgun wedding.
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He will say his is a shotgun marriage. That he was trapped by pregnancy.
Had it not been for the Labour government of Harold Wilson forcing Standard Triumph into a shotgun marriage with the ailing BMC in the 1960s I wonder whether they could have become a British BMW.
Often described as a shotgun marriage solemnised in the aftermath of 9/11, the association between Washington and Islamabad seems to have come full circle.
He had a shotgun marriage, but immediately separated from his wife after the birth of their child 10 years ago.
As I watch CNBC reminisce about JPMorgan's shotgun marriage with Bear Stearns, I cannot hold back my fear that excessively indebted banks and governments could teeter on the edge of default as US dollar interest rates continue to rise.
Rather than encourage coverage that would stay with workers after they retired, for example, the shotgun marriage of these two markets casts millions of workers out of their health plans the moment they reached retirement age--many of them with suddenly uninsurable preexisting conditions.
Now the honeymoon is over it's time to take a wary look at who we are tied to in this shotgun marriage. With no campaign, there was no scrutiny, no cross-questioning and no combative television debates; there was neither a selection nor an election.
Contending that South Sudan's president, Salva Kiir, and his vice president, Riek Machar, have been forced into a "shotgun marriage" as a result of an agreement on a unity government, Pham, who is director of the Atlantic Council's Africa Center, said it is unreasonable to expect to successfully impose reconciliation upon warring factions that are not ready for it.
The J&K alliance was a shotgun marriage, a result of the BJP ambition to taste power in territories where it had always looked weak.
With its wall-to-wall kinetic mayhem and diabolically rococo production design, "Fury Road" could (and should) hit the Academy's sweet spot with its shotgun marriage of highbrow and lowbrow sensibilities.
The US Treasury, armed with $400bn in taxpayer funds under the TARP programme, engineered the bailout of such "systemic banks" as Citigroup, the insurance giant AIG and the shotgun marriage of Bank of America and Merrill Lynch.
They fired a loyal and dedicated believer because she refused to submit to a shotgun marriage or break up a caring family.