Student or Learner
Would you tell me whether I am right about my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
There can’t be a shot-gun wedding when the bride refuses to attend. (U. Sinclair, “Oil!”)
…when Don gets home in the morning he’ll have to have a good long talk to young Donny. We don’t want any shot gun weddings in our family. (D. Hewett, “Bobbin Up”)
And so to the second main policy: a shot-gun marriage between the Government, Industry and the TUC.
shot-gun marriage/ wedding = compelled,/ inconsiderate marriage, “compromise” (fig.)
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