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nail sth down

phrasal verb with nail uk   us   /neɪl/ verb

(DECISION)

informal If you nail down an arrangement or decision, you fix and agree to the details of it: After a five-hour meeting, we finally nailed down a deal.

(UNDERSTAND)

US informal to understand something completely, or to describe something correctly: We haven't been able to nail down the cause of the fire yet.
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