nail sth down Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"nail sth down" in British English

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nail sth down

phrasal verb with nail uk   us   /neɪl/ verb

nail sth down (DECISION)

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

nail sth down (UNDERSTAND)

US informal to ​understand something ​completely, or to ​describe something ​correctly: We haven't been ​able to ​nail down the ​cause of the ​fireyet.
(Definition of nail sth down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nail sth down" in Business English

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nail sth down

phrasal verb with nail uk   us   /neɪl/ verb [T] informal
to ​agree the details of a decision, an ​agreement, etc. so that something can ​happen: The decision of who would be ​appointed Chief Executive was made months before the other ​terms of the ​merger were ​nailed down. The ​government hopes to nail down a ​deal with China by year's end.
(Definition of nail sth down from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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