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hammer out something

phrasal verb with hammer  us   /ˈhæm·ər/ verb [I/T]
to ​arrive at an ​agreement or ​solution after a lot of ​argument or ​discussion: Eventually, a ​deal was hammered out between the ​government and the ​opposition to ​hold new ​elections.
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