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hammer down

To use a hammer to fix something in place and/or make it even with the area around it. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hammer" and "down." Hey, hammer down these tiles before someone trips!
See also: down, hammer

hammer something down

to pound something down even with the surrounding surface. Hammer all the nails down so that none of them will catch on someone's shoe. Hammer down all these nails!
See also: down, hammer
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"Five beans in the wheel" was the rule bock then, with the hammer down on on empty chamber the rule still applies.
The hammer must be safely lowered manually to carry the handgun with the hammer down and ready for a double-action first shot.
This is because with the latter, the shooter is working against not only the recoil spring under the slide, but the very strong mainspring that runs up the back of the grip-frame and holds the hammer down. It's one reason so many women shooters and older shooters like striker-fired pistols such as the Glock, the Springfield XD series and the S&W M&P line.
RAWALPINDI -- City Traffic Police (CTP) Rawalpindi has been attempting to bring the hammer down on the transporters found indulged in overcharging, with surprise checks at bus and van stops during last two weeks while 19 vehicles were impounded and 221 fined for overcharging.
Q: At 74, I'm really growing weary ?of the old turkey about leaving the hammer down on an empty chamber on the Colt SAA.
Police were called and, when they arrived, Webb, who had thrown the hammer down a drain, claimed that she was responsible for the injuries.
The Yayhoos released Put The Hammer Down, with songwriting contributions from all the members.
Elections are right around the corner, we'll hammer down the most competitive races on this week's final pre-election Hot List.
Then the rain began to hammer down, making it difficult for both sides to play their usual attacking style.
"He keeps the hammer down on us to keep improving and it works.
CCTV footage showed Probin outside the victim's flat hiding the claw hammer down his trousers.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: The Iraqi Parliament's Human Rights Commission has hosted on Saturday the Chairman of the Central Committee for Victims of War operations, terrorist acts and military mistakes, with whom he discussed the reasons for delaying the payment of their compensations and means to hammer down the obstacles that delayed those payments.
"One of these days, I'm gonna lay this hammer down," the singer-songwriter Steve Earle declares on his newest CD, Washington Square Serenade.