hammer out something

hammer out something
hammer out (something) to create an agreement or solution to a problem.

After months of just talk, we have begun to hammer out a deal which will join our two companies.

We'd been arguing about the issue for weeks, so the four of us got together to hammer it out.


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  • hammer out something — …   Useful english dictionary

  • hammer out — (something) to create an agreement or solution to a problem. After months of just talk, we have begun to hammer out a deal which will join our two companies. We d been arguing about the issue for weeks, so the four of us got together to hammer it …   New idioms dictionary

  • hammer out — verb discuss vehemently in order to reach a solution or an agreement The leaders of the various Middle Eastern countries are trying to hammer out a peace agreement • Syn: ↑thrash out • Hypernyms: ↑hash out, ↑discuss, ↑talk over • Verb Fram …   Useful english dictionary

  • hammer out — {v.} 1. To write or produce by hard work. * /The President sat at his desk till midnight hammering out his speech for the next day./ 2. To remove, change, or work out by discussion and debate; debate and agree on (something). * /Mrs. Brown and… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hammer out — {v.} 1. To write or produce by hard work. * /The President sat at his desk till midnight hammering out his speech for the next day./ 2. To remove, change, or work out by discussion and debate; debate and agree on (something). * /Mrs. Brown and… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hammer — ► NOUN 1) a tool consisting of a heavy metal head mounted at the end of a handle, used for breaking things and driving in nails. 2) an auctioneer s mallet, tapped to indicate a sale. 3) a part of a mechanism that hits another, e.g. one exploding… …   English terms dictionary

  • hammer — ham|mer1 [ˈhæmə US ər] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(tool)¦ 2 come/go under the hammer 3 hammer blow 4 hammer and tongs 5¦(gun)¦ 6¦(sport)¦ 7¦(piano)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: hamor] 1.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hammer — ham|mer1 [ hæmər ] noun count * 1. ) a tool used for hitting things or forcing nails into wood, consisting of a handle and a heavy metal top with one flat side: He smashed a hole in the window with a hammer. take a hammer to something (=hit… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hammer — hammerable, adj. hammerer, n. hammerlike, adj. /ham euhr/, n. 1. a tool consisting of a solid head, usually of metal, set crosswise on a handle, used for beating metals, driving nails, etc. 2. any of various instruments or devices resembling this …   Universalium

  • hammer — 1 noun (C) 1 TOOL a) a tool with a heavy metal part on a long handle, used for hitting nails into wood b) a tool like this with a wooden head used to make something flat, make a noise etc: an auctioneer s hammer 2 come/go under the hammer to be… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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