Meaning of “nail sb down” in the English Dictionary

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"nail sb down" in British English

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nail sb down

informal
phrasal verb with nail uk /neɪl/ us /neɪl/ verb

to make someone give you exact details or a firm decision about something:

They nailed him down to a specific time 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 /neɪl/ us 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 specific points 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 delivery date.

(Definition of “nail sb down” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)