ram|rod

ram|rod
ram|rod «RAM ROD», noun, adjective, verb, -rod|ded, -rod|ding.
–n.
1. a rod for ramming down the charge in a gun that is loaded from the muzzle.
2. a rod for cleaning the barrel of a gun.
3. Figurative. a stiff, unbending person.
–adj.
stiff; rigid; unbending: »

He…walked ten times with ramrod dignity from the wings and bowed misty-eyed to the packed hall (Time).

–v.t.
Informal. to push forward vigorously; ram (through): »

to ramrod a bill through Congress.


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