Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “nail sth down”

See all translations

nail sth down

phrasal verb with nail
 
 
/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

Definitions of “nail sth down” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

illusion

an idea or belief that is not true

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More