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iron out American and Australian English

Meaning: If you iron out the last details of a deal, you sort out the final problems or issues.

Synonym: sort out

For example:

  • iron sth out If we have any differences or issues, we'll have to iron them out before we sign a deal.

  • be ironing out sth Ronaldo's manager and the club are ironing out a couple of final issues, but they should have everything sorted out soon.

Nouns often used as objects with
iron out: differences, disagreements, issues, problems, hitches, misunderstandings

Variety: This is typically used in American and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

We're having one more meeting to iron out our
  1. shirts
  2. differences
  3. lawyers

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