||push a plan, force a person
||No, I didn't want to resign. I was railroaded into it!
||using a service later, credit for a product
||The store had sold all the CD's, so they gave me a rain check.
|rain on their parade
||ruin the party, spoil the fun, piss on them [B]
||When Barb found out she wasn't invited to the wedding, she said, "I hope it rains on their parade."
|raining cats and dogs
||raining hard, raining heavily
||You need a raincoat, Dear. It's raining cats and dogs!
|raise a stink
||complain a lot, cause an argument or a bad scene
||Gunter raised a stink by accusing the chairman of stealing funds.
|raise an eyebrow
||(See raised eyebrows)
||shout and make noise, cause a disturbance
||They were having a wild party upstairs - really raising Cain.
|raise hell [B]
||make noise, disturb the peace, raise Cain
||The neighbors are drinking and raising hell again.
||earn or request money for a project or a charity
||The Boy Scouts are raising money to pay for a trip to China.
|raise the bar
||raise the level, set a higher standard
||If we raise the bar, students will try harder but more will fail.