hammer away

hammer away
work hard and persistently.

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  • hammer away — / hammer into [v] work hard at continue, drive home*, drub into*, drudge, drum into*, endeavor, grind*, grind into*, impress upon, instruct, keep on, peg away*, persevere, persist, plug away*, pound away*, repeat, stick to*, try hard, try… …   New thesaurus

  • hammer\ away\ at — • hammer (away) at v 1. To work steadily at; keep at. That lesson is not easy, but hammer away at it and you will get it right. 2. To talk about again and again; emphasize. The speaker hammered at his opponent s ideas …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hammer away — v. (d; intr.) to hammer away at (to hammer away at a compromise; to hammer away at the enemy) * * * [ hæmə(r)ə weɪ] (d; intr.) to hammer away at (to hammer away at a compromise; to hammer away at the enemy) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • hammer away at — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms hammer away at : present tense I/you/we/they hammer away at he/she/it hammers away at present participle hammering away at past tense hammered away at past participle hammered away at informal 1) hammer away… …   English dictionary

  • hammer away at — Synonyms and related words: always trot out, apply the mind, belabor, dig, drudge, dwell on, dwell upon, fag, grind, grub, hammer, hammer at, hammer away, harp on, insist upon, keep doggedly at, labor, moil, peg, peg away, plod, plug, plug along …   Moby Thesaurus

  • hammer away — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you hammer away at a task or activity, you work at it constantly and with great energy. [V P at n] Palmer kept hammering away at his report. 2) PHRASAL VERB If you hammer away at an idea or subject, you keep talking about it,… …   English dictionary

  • hammer away at sb — UK US hammer away at sb Phrasal Verb with hammer({{}}/ˈhæmər/ verb [T] ► to criticize someone or something strongly: »Plaintiffs hammered away at him for drawing $28 million in fees from his former company …   Financial and business terms

  • hammer away — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. try hard, try repeatedly, continue, endeavor; see hit 1 , try 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • hammer away — work hard, toil laboriously, make persistent attempts …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hammer (away) at —  Work hard (and continuously) at …   A concise dictionary of English slang