drive a nail

hammer a nail into a surface

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • drive a nail in one's coffin — To do something tending to hasten death or ruin • • • Main Entry: ↑coffin …   Useful english dictionary

  • drive a nail home — v. certify, confirm serve as evidence, serve as proof …   English contemporary dictionary

  • drive a nail in one's coffin — do something that hastens one s death …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Cannot drive a nail into a bucket of water — hopeless driver …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • cannot drive a nail into a bucket of water — Australian Slang hopeless driver …   English dialects glossary

  • Drive — (dr[imac]v), v. t. [imp. {Drove} (dr[=o]v), formerly {Drave} (dr[=a]v); p. p. {Driven} (dr[i^]v n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Driving}.] [AS. dr[=i]fan; akin to OS. dr[=i]ban, D. drijven, OHG. tr[=i]ban, G. treiben, Icel. dr[=i]fa, Goth. dreiban. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nail set — nail′ set n. bui a short rod of steel used to drive a nail below or flush with a surface • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • Nail Men — Statue of Hindenburg in front of the Victory Column in Berlin, 1919 …   Wikipedia

  • drive — I n. trip in a vehicle 1) to go for, go on, have (BE), take a drive 2) an easy drive (it s an easy half hour drive to their place) 3) a test drive campaign 4) to initiate, launch a drive for (to launch a drive for flood relief) 5) a charity; fund …   Combinatory dictionary

  • nail set — noun : punch III 1a(3) * * * a short rod of steel used to drive a nail below or flush with a surface. [1895 1900] * * * nail punch or nail set noun A tool for punching the head of a nail below or flush with the surface • • • Main Entry: ↑nail… …   Useful english dictionary

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