anvil


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

between the hammer and the anvil

Facing two equally unpleasant, dangerous, or risky alternatives, where the avoidance of one ensures encountering the harm of the other. I was between the hammer and the anvil, for if I didn't take out another loan—and go deeper into debt—I could not pay off the debts I already owed. The police knew with certainty he had drugs in his car, so he became trapped between the hammer and the anvil: either lie to the police, or admit that the drugs belonged to him.
See also: and, anvil, hammer

be on the anvil

To be in a formative but immature or unready state; to be in the midst of being prepared, discussed, planned, etc., but not yet ready. The details of the proposed merger are still on the anvil, but we should see something ready before the end of the summer. There are a couple of projects that have been on the anvil since the new manager came on board, but nothing has taken any definite shape as yet.
See also: anvil, on

on the anvil

In a formative but immature or unready state; being prepared, discussed, planned, etc., but not yet ready. The details of the proposed merger are still on the anvil, but we should see something ready before the end of the summer. I've had a couple of projects on the anvil recently, but nothing has taken any definite shape yet.
See also: anvil, on
References in periodicals archive ?
As of late, Anvil hasn't revealed how much she earned from Prince Harry and Markle's photo, but she told (https://www.
Forming the teat to an exact shape and size is critical so that the explosive pellet is positioned properly between the cup and anvil, which is required for the Berdan primer to ignite reliably.
Representing case studies that should be of interest to public relations and communication practitioners and anyone else interested in reputation management, the book features the summaries of over 60 of the 137 Anvil awards won by Grupo Agatep for 41 companies and individuals.
On June 6, 2017, the SEC issued an investigative subpoena to Anvil requiring that it produce certain documents.
Ms Flanagan said: "The anvil tribute was a wonderful and appropriate way to celebrate and remember Shaun.
Anvil International is a manufacturer of pipe fittings, pipe hangers and piping supports systems.
Alistair Carr, director at Anvil Homes, said: "For this development we have designed 10 very outwardly traditional Northumbrian homes, which are all double-fronted and stone-built with timber sash windows to blend sympathetically with the rural surroundings.
Founded in 1967, Anvil is a manufacturer of coatings and specialty paints, offering a range of products for industrial roofs, concrete surfaces, wall textures and other surfaces.
Anvil manufactures pipe couplings, steel fittings, hangers, channel connections, strut fittings and customized components used in plumbing, mechanical, HVAC, industrial, fire protection, commercial, mining, and oil field infrastructure, and offers related onsite consulting services.
This is why the Anvil has a specialized bolt specifically made for the .
Starting out, you will need to find an anvil, vise and hammer.
Artist Erin Colquhoun has painted the traditional black anvil with symbols of love, life and diversity for the town's Famous Blacksmiths Shop.
A more economical option is an anvil ring that features a series of heavy-duty, 28 percent chrome white-iron stationary anvils.
Doyon Anvil services will include full service multi-discipline engineering and procurement, process safety/risk management, project management, and construction field support.
The flat piece with the square holes can be held in place on the anvil with the anvil tool through the 3/4-inch square opening into the square opening on the anvil.