chain (something) down

chain (something) down

To fasten or anchor something in place with chains. Chain your bike down so that no one steals it while you're shopping.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

chain someone or something down

to fasten someone or something down with chains. They chained down the the bicycle rack so no one could steal it. We chained the tool-shed down so a strong wind would not blow it over.
See also: chain, down
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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