nail down (1)

Meaning: If you nail something down, you finally make a decision or come to an agreement about something.

Synonym: finalize

For example:

  • nail down sth We need to nail down a date for the meeting as soon as possible.

  • nail sth down We've been negotiating this agreement for a few days already, so let's try to nail it down before the end of today.

Nouns often used as objects with nail down (1): deal, contract, time, date, price

Quick Quiz:

After we've nailed down the contract for the deal, we can

a. negotiate it

b. sign it

c. throw it away

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Contributor: Matt Errey