English Language Lessons

Tips and training suggestions for learning English as a foreign language.

Idiom of the week – Pin (someone) down

Posted by englishlessons on April 29, 2012

Definition:

force someone to be specific and make his/her intentions clear; fix or establish

Examples:

We need to pin him down on the specifics before we can come to an agreement.

I’ve asked her to set a date, but she’s been hard to pin down.

Picture it:

This idiom comes from wrestling. When one wrestler pins down another wrestler, he can’t move or escape.

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