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1. slang To attack (someone) relentlessly and aggressively. Their offense has been hammering the opposition all game long. The enemy has been hammering us with bombardments for two days straight.
2. slang To defeat (someone) very thoroughly or decisively. They ended up hammering the other team 45–10.
3. slang In cycling, to pedal very quickly and aggressively, especially in higher gears. I hammered for the last two hours to Lyon in an attempt to make up lost time.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
n. the accelerator of a vehicle. She pressed down the hammer, and off they went.
mod. alcohol intoxicated. Man, old Fred was really hammered.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
- be at (one) hammer and tongs
- be at it hammer and tongs
- be/go at somebody/something hammer and tongs
- between the hammer and the anvil
- bring down the hammer (on one)
- bring the hammer down (on one)
- come under the hammer
- come/go under the hammer
- drive/hammer something home
- dumber than a bag of hammers
- fight (someone or something) hammer and tongs
- fight hammer and tongs
- get a hammering
- give (one) a hammering
- give somebody/get a hammering
- go at (one) hammer and tongs
- go at it hammer and tongs
- go under the hammer
- hammer (something) home
- hammer (something) into (one's) head
- hammer (something) into (one's) thick skull
- hammer (something) into (someone or something)
- hammer (something) onto (something)
- hammer a beer
- hammer and sickle
- hammer and tongs
- hammer and tongs, go at it
- hammer at
- hammer at (something)
- hammer away
- hammer away at
- hammer away at (someone)
- hammer away at (something)
- hammer down
- hammer home
- hammer into
- hammer into and pound into
- hammer on
- hammer onto
- hammer out
- hammer some beers
- if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail
- it's raining pitchforks (and hammer handles)
- nail the hammer on the head
- pound (something) into (someone or something)
- pound a beer
- put the hammer down
- sledge-hammer argument
- take a hammering
- under the hammer