So they applied more pressure and…they kind of railroaded me and made up some kinds of charges against me, and softly fired me.
Cries are now heard round the world that Amanda Knox was railroaded.
He kept the squarest pool room in Manhattan, but he refused to pay police blackmail, and he was railroaded to prison.
At last we were marched and railroaded back to Philadelphia.
One had been blackmailed by an actress after an affair and railroaded her off the Earth.
I staked everything I had on them, and then they railroaded me out of the county.
He refused to pay police blackmail, was indicted, railroaded to prison and died soon after in convict stripes.
If there is no other way, I must be railroaded in in an official capacity.
Was James Rowan the aggressor when he was railroaded out of town and beaten?
I "railroaded" day and night, and I passed him; then turn about he passed me.
"to convict quickly and perhaps unjustly," 1873, American English, from railroad (n.).
A person knowing more than might be desirable of the affairs, or perhaps the previous life of some powerful individual, high in authority, might some day ventilate his knowledge, possibly before a court of justice; but if his wisdom is railroaded to State's prison, his evidence becomes harmless. ["Wanderings of a Vagabond," New York, 1873]Related: Railroaded; railroading. An earlier verb sense was "to have a mania for building railroads" (1847).