Meaning of “pin someone down” in the English Dictionary


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pin someone down

phrasal verb with pin us /pɪn/ verb -nn-


to force someone to be specific or make his or her intentions known, esp. by asking a lot of questions:

I tried to pin him down on where the money would come from.

(Definition of “pin someone down” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)