jaw down

jaw (one) down

slang To speak to one in a very forceful, authoritarian, or condescending manner. The boss jawed me down in front of everyone for being late to the meeting. A couple of students began protesting the teacher's decision, but she jawed them down.
See also: down, jaw
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

jaw someone down

Sl. to talk someone down; to wear someone down talking. We'll try to jaw him down. If that doesn't work, I don't know what we will do. We will jaw down the objectors.
See also: down, jaw
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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