hammer away


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hammer away

To work hard on something persistently over time. Yes, we're still trying to hammer away the details of this contract.
See also: away, hammer

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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Scientists have continued to hammer away at the so-called Philadelphia chromosome, a shortened chromosome 22.
She managed to wrench the hammer away as they struggled, and he eventually fled empty-handed after trying to smash the till open with the weapon.
Women earn a greater percentage compared to men in contemporary society than at the height of the explosion of feminism at the end of the sixties, but the religious right continues to hammer away at reproductive rights and so-called family values to have women behave as if they and we were living in the fifties.
Microsoft Corp continued to hammer away at the browser issue in the antitrust case in Washington yesterday.
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.
It can hammer away at the reserves of snobbery that keep its readers from devoting their time and attention to the political fortunes of neoliberalism.
To hammer away at this continuing skilled labor shortage, USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) and SkillsUSA are joining forces for their sixth annual comprehensive training program for building trades instructors.
He smashed a screen three times, before "throwing the broken hammer away and simply walking away".
They also would like to establish the run early and hammer away at Compton.
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.
It's bizarre - you just hammer away on the 'head pump' button and their heads expand before your eyes.
Hence, presidential hopefuls Pat Buchanan and Bill Bradley continue to hammer away at themes such as corporate downsizing and the export of "good-paying" jobs overseas.
Conveniently, the workers began to hammer away at the bleachers in between whistles.