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hammer away

v.
1. To pound on something with loud, repeated blows: The kids hammered away at the door until I let them in.
2. To work at something with determination for an extended period: We hammered away on our proposal all night.
3. To talk about something to an excessive and tedious degree: The committee hammered away at the same subject for hours.
See also: away, hammer
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Still watched the Bees hammer away at the visitor's goal and declared: "If we play with the same spirit and drive that we showed today, we're still in with a good chance.
The Right has moved some crazy ideas from the fringe into the dead center of political debate because of its willingness to hammer away year after year.
Armed with a few questionable studies, some acid-tongued rhetoric, and vague allusions to the War on Terrorism, the anti-gun lobby is expected to hammer away relentlessly at the capital's most prominent Second Amendment stalwart, Attorney General John Ashcroft.
Since taking office, he has used every weapon at his disposal to hammer away at the church-state wall.
Tracing a line back to the legendary Daley Thompson's Decathlon, Athens 2004 sees you hammer away at joypad buttons while timing take-offs and so on.
I have lost count of the number of times I have seen people turn up on the range with just a driver and hammer away with no real swing thoughts.
This is the question I ponder as I hammer away at my joypad in order to make my cyclist go faster than the others.
It's like taking the hammer away from a carpenter,'' said North Hollywood gardener Manuel Jimenez, 58.
A team of about 40 guys hammer away at the title for around 18 months, drawing, planning, scheming, testing and polishing it until they have a bug-free work of art.
Conveniently, the workers began to hammer away at the bleachers in between whistles.
If you are short and single, make sure you hammer away at the bank balance and the dance floor.
In the meantime, we need to hammer away with more letters.
All I did was to push him away at a play-the-ball and he started to hammer away at me.
Challengers hammer away at what they call agency mismanagement - from the controversial 1999 purchase of the Santa Clarita Water Company that puts CLWA in the retail water business to the agency's $200 a month doughnut-buying practice.
It's bizarre - you just hammer away on the 'head pump' button and their heads expand before your eyes.