Phrasal Verbs

iron out

This page is about the phrasal verb iron out

American and Australian English


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


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


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

a. shirts

b. differences

c. lawyers

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