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nail: drive the nail into the butt

[cf. OED drive to overwork (a person); to force (a nail) by blows] phr. to work (a person) hard: If they give you job as overseer, you going to drive the nail into the butt (Long). (Black)

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Last update: 2010-10-12 16:34
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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