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Pin down


Decide. Reveal the reality of a situation. Urge someone to make a decision or clarify a confusing matter. Use of the phrase ‘pin down’ suggests that someone was bouncing all over the place with ideas, advice or explanations and  there is a need to pin them down on the facts.

“Have you and your fiance pinned down a date for the wedding?”

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