hammer down

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vt sepfesthämmern; nail, dooreinschlagen; bumpflach hämmern
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Hammer down on a live cartridge introduces a substantial degree of risk while giving very little in return.
Bogie struggled at times with choosing the correct tyres but when he got his decision right, he was able to get the hammer down.
We'd hammer down the windbreak just as soon as we arrived, Then that day if we were feeling brave into the pool we'd dive.
I walked the streets with a claw hammer down the front of my trousers in case of trouble.
I began carrying a cocked-and-locked 1911 in about 1978, and over the years I have seen shooters carrying 1911s with the hammer down, which is less than ideal, and chamber empty, which defies the need for simple readiness.
RAWALPINDI -- Regional Transport Authority (RTA) Rawalpindi has been attempting to bring the hammer down on overcharging, with surprise checks at bus and van stands while 4966 Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) were impounded and 11137 were fined for overcharging, overloading and other violations during 2017.
'Starting the second lap, I just put the hammer down because I know how much of a strong runner Sam is so I just went for it and gain as much gap as I could get,' he said.
Let the hammer down easy, now the cap is waterproof, too.
In his first season, Silver brought the hammer down on Donald Sterling, the long-time former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers who, in addition to being the subject of a federal investigation into racist housing practices, was recorded grousing about black fans attending Clippers games.
Now the Bairn is ready to bring the hammer down on his old club to make up for him and John Baird missing out on cup glory because of their switch.
"The preparations for ballots are in hand and RMT will work with sister unions in the coming months to stave off this attempt to hammer down on the workforce across the offshore industry."