What does the following two phrases mean?

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sky753

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Hello Everyone,:):)

What does the underlined two phrases mean here?

[FONT=&#23435]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.[/FONT]
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[FONT=&#23435]Sky:)[/FONT]​
 

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Hello Everyone,:):)

What do the underlined two phrases mean here?

[FONT=&#23435]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.[/FONT]
[FONT=&#23435]Regards[/FONT]
[FONT=&#23435]Sky:)[/FONT]​


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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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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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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Thanks a lot for your quick responses:up::up:

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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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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