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    things that's not nailed down


    Could you help me with the underlined part?
    THank you.

    A: I feed your dog blueberries, and he likes them. Do you know he likes fruit?

    B: He'll eat anything that's not nailed down.

    I know what "nail down " means when it is used as verb, but I don't know its usage in this context.

    Please help me with this phrase, thank you.

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    Re: things that's not nailed down

    If something is nailed down, you can't pick it up.

    It's a somewhat common idiom (anything/everything that's not nailed down) to mean "just about everything." It's similar to "everything but the kitchen sink."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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