In an article about genetically modified food I found this sentence:
Yet for others, the GM route is a reckless road we are being forced down by big business, which...
So I looked up forced down but it only had two meanings both of which I guess are not proper.
- to make yourself eat or drink something, although you do not want it
- to make a plane land by threatening to attack it
We often say "go down the road" or "go down the street" so is this that kind of thing? But I think in that way, the article should say "being forced to go down".
How do you describe this expression?