pay on the nail


pay on the nail
Pay on the nail
If you pay on the nail, you pay promptly in cash.

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  • pay on the nail —    If you pay on the nail, you pay promptly in cash.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Pay on the nail —   If you pay on the nail, you pay promptly in cash …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • on the nail — 1) British informal if you pay on the nail, you pay immediately 2) mainly American informal correct Her comments about their relationship were right on the nail …   English dictionary

  • on the nail — UK INFORMAL ► at exactly the right time: »Some credit cards are offering loyalty bonuses to customers who pay on the nail . Main Entry: ↑nail …   Financial and business terms

  • on the nail — IMMEDIATELY, at once, without delay, straight away, right away, promptly, directly, now, this minute; N. Amer. on the barrelhead. → nail * * * Brit. (of payment) without delay * * * on the ˈnail idiom (BrE, informal) (of payment …   Useful english dictionary

  • On the nail — Nail Nail (n[=a]l), n. [AS. n[ae]gel, akin to D. nagel, OS. & OHG. nagal, G. nagel, Icel. nagl, nail (in sense 1), nagli nail (in sense 3), Sw. nagel nail (in senses 1 and 3), Dan. nagle, Goth. ganagljan to nail, Lith. nagas nail (in sense 1),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To hit the nail on the head — Nail Nail (n[=a]l), n. [AS. n[ae]gel, akin to D. nagel, OS. & OHG. nagal, G. nagel, Icel. nagl, nail (in sense 1), nagli nail (in sense 3), Sw. nagel nail (in senses 1 and 3), Dan. nagle, Goth. ganagljan to nail, Lith. nagas nail (in sense 1),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • on the nail — British & Australian if you pay an amount of money on the nail, you pay all of it immediately. He always paid cash, on the nail …   New idioms dictionary

  • The Exchange, Bristol — The Exchange The Exchange at dusk …   Wikipedia

  • nail — nail1 [ neıl ] noun count ** 1. ) a thin pointed piece of metal that you use to attach one thing to another by hitting it with a hammer 2. ) the smooth hard part that grows over the ends of your fingers and toes: to cut/file your nails I ve told… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English