Idiom: Nail in the coffin
Meaning: A nail in someone or something's coffin is a problem or event that is a clear step towards an inevitable failure.Country: International English | Subject Area: Death | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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- Pay on the nail
- Hit the nail on the head
- Fight tooth and nail
- One nail drives out another
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