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Nail down   /neɪl daʊn/   Listen
Nail down

verb
1.
Succeed in obtaining a position.  Synonyms: nail, peg.
2.
Define clearly.  Synonyms: narrow, narrow down, peg down, pin down, specify.
3.
Make final; put the last touches on; put into final form.  Synonyms: finalise, finalize, settle.






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"Nail down" Quotes from Famous Books



... the kind might be done; so I ran my thumb-nail down each wire stay," came the answer. "And it turned out just as ...
— Air Service Boys Over The Enemy's Lines - The German Spy's Secret • Charles Amory Beach

... what it was in her mind which made her so cheerfully indifferent to his presence. She filled that last box while he stood there in the doorway, stood off to survey her work critically, and then picked up a hammer that lay on the table and prepared to nail down the lid. ...
— Once to Every Man • Larry Evans

... face, and he does not do it! Hey! A box on the ear for every man who says "ouch!" when he cuts his finger! No man has any right to do that now, for here stands a man who—ugh!—self-praise stinks!—But what did I do when our neighbor started to nail down the cover ...
— The German Classics of The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Vol. IX - Friedrich Hebbel and Otto Ludwig • Various



Words linked to "Nail down" :   bring home the bacon, come through, win, concretize, terminate, deliver the goods, succeed, end, determine



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