nail down

phrasal verb
nailed down; nailing down; nails down

Definition of nail down

1 : to make (something, such as a victory) certain to happen They need to score another touchdown to nail down the victory.
2 : to find out or identify (something) exactly Her doctors haven't yet been able to nail down a diagnosis. They're trying to nail down the cause of our network problems.
3 : to make (something) definite or final nail down a decision

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“Nail down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nail%20down. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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