The conference committee to hammer out a final, identical bill will be the mother of all summits.
Democrats tried to conference in the summer and hammer out a deal on the budget.
Both sides will insist they want some sort of corridor—not just an "umbilical chord"—and they must hammer out a tough compromise.
Even if Biden and McConnell hammer out a deal, time is running out.
But Congress and the president are exempt from the furloughs and are expected to keep working past midnight to hammer out a deal.
Even the battery stamps across the kloof seemed to hammer out the same refrain.
"Do not let the hammer out of your hands this time, bride of Thrym," he shouted.
Why do you think it necessary to hammer out an entire piece of music before you let the fidgety children sing it?
John sat up at night, but only managed to hammer out two lines.
Their weapons were of stones, but they had some kind of metal which they could hammer out.
Old English hamor "hammer," from Proto-Germanic *hamaraz (cf. Old Saxon hamur, Middle Dutch, Dutch hamer, Old High German hamar, German Hammer. The Old Norse cognate hamarr meant "stone, crag" (it's common in English place names), and suggests an original sense of "tool with a stone head," from PIE *akmen "stone, sharp stone used as a tool" (cf. Old Church Slavonic kamy, Russian kameni "stone"), from root *ak- "sharp" (see acme). Hammer and sickle as an emblem of Soviet communism attested from 1921, symbolizing industrial and agricultural labor.
late 14c., from hammer (n.). Meaning "to work (something) out laboriously" recorded from 1580s. Meaning "to defeat heavily" is from 1948. Related: Hammered; hammering. Hammered as a slang synonym for "drunk" attested by 1986.
hammer ham·mer (hām'ər)
(1.) Heb. pattish, used by gold-beaters (Isa. 41:7) and by quarry-men (Jer. 23:29). Metaphorically of Babylon (Jer. 50:23) or Nebuchadnezzar. (2.) Heb. makabah, a stone-cutter's mallet (1 Kings 6:7), or of any workman (Judg. 4:21; Isa. 44:12). (3.) Heb. halmuth, a poetical word for a workman's hammer, found only in Judg. 5:26, where it denotes the mallet with which the pins of the tent of the nomad are driven into the ground. (4.) Heb. mappets, rendered "battle-axe" in Jer. 51:20. This was properly a "mace," which is thus described by Rawlinson: "The Assyrian mace was a short, thin weapon, and must either have been made of a very tough wood or (and this is more probable) of metal. It had an ornamented head, which was sometimes very beautifully modelled, and generally a strap or string at the lower end by which it could be grasped with greater firmness."