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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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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