Tacks down - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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To fix, fasten, or secure something (to some surface, especially the ground) with or as with tacks or small nails. A noun or pronoun can be used between "tack" and "down." Remember to tack the tarp down, or it will get blown away when the storm hits! I've been meaning to tack down this loose step before someone falls over it.
tack something down
to fasten something down with small nails. Someone had better tack this carpet down. Please tack down this carpet.
References in periodicals archive
We had to put big tacks down
the sleeves and sides of suit jackets, as well as down the suit trousers' legs to make it look like the suit wasn't finished when really it was.
The second half was pretty evenly-matched with excellent driving at tacks down
the right from player-of-the-match Rosh McEwan.
The Harmony philosophy includes an optional reaching spinnaker which tacks down
to the bow and is furled by a snuffer or turtle or sock or whatever you call it, so it can be handled by a cruising crew; one person can set it up, come back to the cockpit and hoist.