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shotgun wedding

noun [C] uk   old-fashioned informal ( US also shotgun marriage) us  
a marriage that is arranged very quickly and suddenly because the woman is pregnant
Translations of “shotgun wedding”
in Chinese (Traditional) (由於女方未婚先孕而)倉促結婚, 奉子成婚…
in Chinese (Simplified) (由于女方未婚先孕而)仓促结婚, 奉子成婚…
(Definition of shotgun wedding from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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