thrash out

phrasal verb

thrashed out; thrashing out; thrashes out
: to talk about (something) in order to make a decision, find a solution, etc.
They had a meeting to thrash out their problems.
thrash out a plan

Examples of thrash out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But, especially on AI, the specifics being thrashed out in the U.S. are more evolved. Nick Vivarelli, Variety, 19 July 2023 There’s a school of thought that the agreement thrashed out by leaders including George W. Bush and Nicolas Sarkozy was itself a strategic mistake that paved the way for the current conflict. Natalia Drozdiak, Fortune, 11 July 2023 And, whereas Rheinmetall could expect to spend two or three years thrashing out a deal with the government before the war in Ukraine, agreements are now tied up in as little as four months. Frederik Pleitgen, CNN, 10 July 2023 In this way, Beijing’s revolutionary Olympic selection process could be the opening the world needs to thrash out the moral status of scientific advances just over the horizon. Dov Fox, Foreign Affairs, 25 Apr. 2022

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“Thrash out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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