English version

press somebody/something into service

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpress somebody/something into servicepress somebody/something into serviceUSE somethingto persuade someone to help you, or to use something to help you do something because of an unexpected problem or need The army was pressed into service to fight the fires. press
Examples from the Corpus
press somebody/something into serviceEric, at the time a budding saxophonist, press ganged Melanie into service as a singer in his band Adventure.It presses new mutations into service as they arise and is just as ready to make do with what is already around.The penguin presses the pants into service for a dastardly diamond heist.Cut it down, dye it red and press it into service for that next dinner dance?
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