To nail an assertion

Definition of To nail an assertion

to detect and expose it, so as to put a stop to its currency; - an expression probably derived from the former practice of shopkeepers, who were accustomed to nail bad or counterfeit pieces of money to the counter.

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To measure swords with one
To meddle and make
To meet half way
To meet one's maker
To meet with
To milk a telegram
To milk the street
To mill chocolate
To mind one's chances
To misconduct one's self
To miss stays
To monkey with
To morrow
To mount a play
To mount guard
To move against time
To muffle the oars
To muster troops into service
To muster troops out of service
To muster up
-To nail an assertion-
To name
To nip in the bud
To note a bill
To nurse billiard balls
To offend against
To one's beard
To open one's mouth
To open the budget
To open the trenches
To open up
To outdo oneself
To overhaul a tackle
To overhaul running rigging
To overshoot one's self
To owe one a spite
To pace the web
To pain one's self
To pair off
to pander to
To parcel a rope
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