like nailing jelly to a tree
noun 1. a strip of wood or other partly yielding material attached to a hard surface, as of steel or concrete, so that objects may be nailed to the surface.
- Nail in the coffin
noun phrase Something that hastens defeat or death: The Houston convention was one very big nail in Bush’s re-election coffin/ Whittle’s proposal is the first nail in the coffin of public education (1824+)
- Nail-patella syndrome
nail-patella syndrome n. See onychoosteodysplasia.
- Nail pit
nail pit n. One of the small depressions on the surface of the nail plate caused by defective nail formation.