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nail

1. slang To catch, apprehend, or arrest someone. After nearly three months on the run, police in Arkansas finally nailed the two fugitives. I heard Jimmy was nailed in Chicago last night. He'd better not squeal on us!
2. slang To catch someone out; to expose someone, as in a lie or a criminal or dishonest act. The undercover investigative journalist nailed the CEO in an attempt to bribe a state senator. I got my story mixed up, and my parents ended up nailing me in a lie.

nail

1. tv. to arrest someone. (see also nailed.) The cops nailed him right in his own doorway.
2. Go to coffin nail.
3. tv. to identify someone. The officer nailed Freddy, thanks to the description the victim provided.

nailed

1. mod. correctly identified. The thugs sure got nailed fast.
2. mod. arrested. (see also nail.) Why am I nailed? I didn’t do anything.
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It lends its expertise on nailcare, recognized for world-class hygiene practices on manicure and pedicure, as well as nail specialties and enhancements such as acrylics and gel manicures.
Retailers have also been able eke out small gains in nail care and accessories.
The Pakistani fashion market provides various artistic and creative nail art services and accessories to its clients, they claimed.
Short nail length has gained its trend status in 2018.
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5000 or more will be getting up a free nail art service voucher as well.
If a nail clipper is intolerable for your dog, an alternative may be a nail grinder -- an electronic tool that sands nails down.
A good, reliable one is the L'Occitane Roses Et Reines Hand and Nail Cream.
to find that the country does not offer nail art services like those in Korea.
After using nail polish on my toes for weeks, I clean them and sometimes, my nails become discoloured.
Conclusion: Nail manifestations are common in the psychiatric patients.
Launched at the Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi, on Tuesday, the mobile nail printer will retail at Sh85,000.
The podiatrist, familiar with maladies of the feet, can often make a speedy diagnosis of toe nail afflictions and institute treatment, when a characteristic lesion is presented.
Sales of nail care products haven't been as high as brands and retailers had hoped for in recent years, but things are looking up, according to a report by Research and Markets,"Global Nail Care Market 2017-2021." The global nail care market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.74% during the period.
"Onychoschisis is a condition that causes horizontal splits within the nail plate," explained the founders of Dr.'s Remedy, podiatrists Dr Adam Cirlincione and Dr William Spielfogel.