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hammer away

To work hard on something persistently over time. Yes, we're still trying to hammer away the details of this contract.
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hammer away

v.
1. To pound on something with loud, repeated blows: The kids hammered away at the door until I let them in.
2. To work at something with determination for an extended period: We hammered away on our proposal all night.
3. To talk about something to an excessive and tedious degree: The committee hammered away at the same subject for hours.
See also: away, hammer
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Linfield's biggest defeat was an 8-0 hammering away to PSV Eindhoven nine years later.
Any opportunity you get be it for the Lions, in the North v South or a T20, you need to make sure you take that chance and that you're hammering away at the door."
and Virgins kept up the furious pace, with Grainge r pounding seven shades out of his kit as he barked out the lyrics, while Cheap Talk saw him hammering away at the cowbel l for the first, but certainly not last, time of the night much to the crowd's delight.
Playing with the wind in the second half, Aberavon spent a large part of the final quarter hammering away at the Munster line, but just needed one more score.
With the score at 22-17 in Northampton's favour, but with the Scarlets hammering away desperately searching for a try that would preserve their Heineken ambition, he firstly made a superb covering tackle to deny opposite number Liam Williams in a corner.
We knew they would fatigue and so we just kept hammering away at them."
The visual display of feet hammering away at the stage in tune to lively music is incredible.
Bates said earlier in the week he had no intention of hammering away at potential Brive fallibilities, and speaking ahead of tonight's game he reiterated that edict.
Their dramatic opening number Starlings, with trumpets blazing as if heralding some kind of musical royalty, was followed by the superb The Bones Of Youwith its beautifully seductive vocal and building rhythms both of which contrasted greatly with the bluesy Grounds For Divorce with Garvey hammering away at a bar of "pure aluminium" it was rapidly turning into a night to remember.
BILLINGHAM Town were on the wrong end of an 8-0 hammering away to big boys Whitley Bay in Division One last night.
Anxiety, which is a state of apprehension, tension, and fear, can cost us in a multitude of ways--by eroding healthy sleep patterns, hammering away at our close relationships, making us difficult to work and live with, and damaging our health with its cardiovascular impact.
HERE'S some bad news for Ireland - Italy boss Antonio Conte has been hammering away at his squad and ordering them to finish off Group E with a third successive victory.
Midfielder Marco Parolo told reporters on Sunday that Conte (below), whose halftime tirades are part of Italian football folklore, was still hammering away at his squad and keeping them on their toes.
You can fold it over once or twice to give a smooth-ish top but don't go hammering away at it at all - this will make bready and tough scones.
The sights and sounds of dozens of feet hammering away at the stage in tune to lively Irish music is incredible.