In effect, what I did was lunge and force the issue, thereby ruining the mood.
Think like a fencer: parry on Medicare; lunge at the stimulus.
Dawn Hochsprung was a beloved principal who lost her life trying to lunge at the gunman.
1735, "a thrust with a sword," originally a fencing term, shortened from allonge, from French allonger "to extend, thrust," from Old French alongier "to lengthen, make long," from à "to" + Old French long, from Latin longus "long" (see long (adj.)).
1735 (implied in lunged), from lunge (n.). Sense of "to make a sudden forward rush" is from 1821. Related: Lunged; lunging.