on the nail


on the nail

"Tell me, have you a mind to anything in the Doctors book? Speak the word, and I will help you to it upon the nail." Thomas Nashe, Have With You To Saffron Walden (1596)


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  • On the nail — Nail Nail (n[=a]l), n. [AS. n[ae]gel, akin to D. nagel, OS. & OHG. nagal, G. nagel, Icel. nagl, nail (in sense 1), nagli nail (in sense 3), Sw. nagel nail (in senses 1 and 3), Dan. nagle, Goth. ganagljan to nail, Lith. nagas nail (in sense 1),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • on the nail — IMMEDIATELY, at once, without delay, straight away, right away, promptly, directly, now, this minute; N. Amer. on the barrelhead. → nail * * * Brit. (of payment) without delay * * * on the ˈnail idiom (BrE, informal) (of payment …   Useful english dictionary

  • on the nail — British & Australian if you pay an amount of money on the nail, you pay all of it immediately. He always paid cash, on the nail …   New idioms dictionary

  • on the nail — 1) British informal if you pay on the nail, you pay immediately 2) mainly American informal correct Her comments about their relationship were right on the nail …   English dictionary

  • on the nail — ► on the nail (of payment) without delay. Main Entry: ↑nail …   English terms dictionary

  • to the nail — adverb (or adjective) : to the last degree : perfectly finished to the nail …   Useful english dictionary

  • JLA: The Nail — Le Clou Le Clou, ou JLA: the Nail en version originale, est un comics originellement publié en trois épisodes en 1998 par DC Comics dans la collection Elseworlds (ce qui siginifie qu il n appartient pas à la continuité de l univers DC). Il a été… …   Wikipédia en Français


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