hammer out

hammer out
remove, work out by discussion and debate

The union and managers were able to hammer out an agreement before midnight last night.


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  • 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 — [v] bring to a conclusion accomplish, bring about, build, complete, construct, erect, establish, excogitate, fight through, finish, form, make, negotiate, produce, settle, set up, sort out, thrash out*, work out; concepts 91,706 …   New thesaurus

  • hammer out — index forge (produce), formulate, make Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law 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 — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms hammer out : present tense I/you/we/they hammer out he/she/it hammers out present participle hammering out past tense hammered out past participle hammered out to reach a decision or agreement after discussing …   English dictionary

  • hammer out — PHRASAL VERB If people hammer out an agreement or treaty, they succeed in producing it after a long or difficult discussion. [V P n (not pron)] I think we can hammer out a solution... [V P n (not pron)] The new fixture package has been hammered… …   English dictionary

  • hammer out — verb To come to an agreement after much arguing Two years after the flood, my lawyer managed to hammer out a settlement with my insurance company over the damages …   Wiktionary

  • hammer out — phr verb Hammer out is used with these nouns as the object: ↑deal, ↑detail …   Collocations dictionary

  • hammer out (to) —  Come to an agreement through difficult negotiation.  ► “Corporate chieftains, seeking to acquire businesses they know well, sit down and hammer out deals face to face.” (Wall Street Journal, March 6, 1996, p. A1) …   American business jargon

  • 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… …   New idioms dictionary

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