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    What does the following two phrases mean?

    Hello Everyone,

    What does the underlined two phrases mean here?

    But the center of the argument made by Judge Claibore's Attorney is that the Judge was rail-roaded into prison by over enthusiastic procecution.
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    Re: What does the following two phrases mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by sky753 View Post
    Hello Everyone,

    What do the underlined two phrases mean here?

    But the center of the argument made by Judge Claibore's Attorney is that the Judge was rail-roaded into prison by over enthusiastic prosecution.
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    Sky

    rail-roaded = convicted with undue haste and on poor evidence and rushed into prison

    over-enthusiastic prosecution = the prosecution was more than enthusiastic

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    Re: What does the following two phrases mean?

    To railroad - to convict without a fair trial or on trumped-up charges,
    Overenthusiastic - excessively enthusiastic,
    Prosecution - the act of pursuing a lawsuit or criminal trial.


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    Re: What does the following two phrases mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by IvanV View Post
    To railroad - to convict without a fair trial or on trumped-up charges,
    Overenthusiastic - excessively enthusiastic,
    Prosecution - the act of pursuing a lawsuit or criminal trial.

    Thanks a lot for your quick responses

    In my memory "enthusiastic" means "shows great zeal for an activity, games etc. Then what does it mean here? With the meaning, it doesn't seem to make any sense to me?

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    Re: What does the following two phrases mean?

    Enthusiasm = a feeling of energetic interest in a particular subject or activity and an eagerness to be involved in it. It can be anything - sport, reading, learning English, eating, dancing, philosophy, religion.

    In the sentence, it is "over-enthusiastic" = too enthusiastic - taking enthusiasm beyond reasonable limits.

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