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English definition of “hammer sth down”

hammer sth down

phrasal verb with hammer
/ˈhæmər/ verb [T]
to reduce prices or costs by a large amount: Government policies designed to help consumers by hammering down the price of cars also played their part in the company's plans to axe 2,000 jobs .
(Definition of hammer sth down from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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