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another nail in his coffin

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  • another nail in your coffin — another cigarette; harmful substance    Every cigarette he smoked was another nail in his coffin …   English idioms

  • another nail in one's coffin — noun One in a series of factors which lead, or purport to lead, to downfall. Following the divorce and the lawsuit, bankruptcy is just another nail in his coffin …   Wiktionary

  • nail — nailless, adj. naillike, adj. /nayl/, n. 1. a slender, typically rod shaped rigid piece of metal, usually in any of numerous standard lengths from a fraction of an inch to several inches and having one end pointed and the other enlarged and… …   Universalium

  • nail in someone's or something's coffin — idi nail in someone s or something s coffin, something that hastens the demise or failure of a person or thing: Every moment s delay is another nail in his coffin[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • nail — nail1 S3 [neıl] n [: Old English; Origin: nAgl] 1.) a thin pointed piece of metal with a flat top, which you hit into a surface with a hammer, for example to join things together or to hang something on ▪ The key was hanging on a nail by the door …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nail —    1. American (of a male)    to copulate with    Perhaps from the slang nail, a penis, or from an analogy with screw1. The rhyming slang hammer and nail, tail1, opens yet another line of etymological enquiry:     Until April [Congressman Gary… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • a nail in the/someone's coffin — see ↑nail, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑coffin a nail in the/someone s coffin : something that makes it more likely that someone or something will fail, be destroyed, etc. Every mistake is one more nail in the coffin of his professional baseball career.… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Kirby (video game) — Infobox VG title=Kirby developer=HAL Laboratory publisher=Nintendo designer= engine= version= released=JPN December 19 2008 EUR TBCCite web|title=Release Dates Official Nintendo Magazine|url=http://www.officialnintendomagazine.co.uk/release dates …   Wikipedia

  • Helmholtz, Hermann von — ▪ German scientist and philosopher Introduction original name  Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand Helmholtz  born Aug. 31, 1821, Potsdam, Prussia [Germany] died Sept. 8, 1894, Charlottenburg, Berlin, Ger.  German scientist and philosopher who made… …   Universalium

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