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press sth/sb into service

to use something or someone that is not completely suitable because nothing or no one more suitable is available: The car's broken down so I've had to press my old bike back into service.
Translations of “press sth/sb into service”
in Chinese (Traditional) 將就使用,臨時湊合用…
in Chinese (Simplified) 将就使用,临时凑合用…
(Definition of press sth/sb into service from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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