nail sth down Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “nail sth down” in the English Dictionary

"nail sth down" in British English

See all translations

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

See all translations

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)
What is the pronunciation of nail sth down?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

autumnal

typical of autumn

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More