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Meaning of “nail sb down” in the English Dictionary

"nail sb down" in British English

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nail sb down

informal
phrasal verb with nail uk   us   /neɪl/ verb
to make someone give you ​exactdetails or a ​firmdecision about something: They ​nailed him down to a ​specifictime and ​place.
(Definition of nail sb down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nail sb down" in Business English

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nail sb down

phrasal verb with nail uk   us   /neɪl/ verb [T] informal
to make someone give you ​exact details or a ​firm decision about something: nail sb down on sth We've been ​trying to ​nail them down on the ​specificpoints of the ​agreement for the past six months.nail sb down to sth Things are getting urgent so we need to ​nail them down to a ​deliverydate.
(Definition of nail sb down from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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