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Meaning of "a nail in one's coffin" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A NAIL IN ONE'S COFFIN

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A NAIL IN ONE'S COFFIN

a little bird
a load of
a lump in one´s throat
a matter of life and death
a matter of opinion
a mensa et thoro
a mite
a month of Sundays
a mountain to climb
a mug´s game
a name to conjure with
A number 1
a piece of crumpet
a piece of goods
a pig in a poke
a pop
a posteriori
a pox on someone
a pressurized environment
a pretty penny

WORDS THAT END LIKE A NAIL IN ONE'S COFFIN

Baffin
biffin
boffin
chromaffin
coffin
cuffin
cycloparaffin
English muffin
griffin
humgruffin
liquid paraffin
MacGuffin
McGuffin
muffin
nitroparaffin
paraffin
puffin
ragamuffin
tiffin
uncoffin

Synonyms and antonyms of a nail in one's coffin in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «a nail in one's coffin» into 25 languages

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Find out the translation of a nail in one's coffin to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of a nail in one's coffin from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «a nail in one's coffin» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

在一个人的棺材钉
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

un clavo en el ataúd de uno
570 millions of speakers

English

a nail in one´s coffin
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक ताबूत में एक कील
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مسمار في نعش واحد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гвоздь в своей гробу
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

um prego em um caixão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এক কফিনে একটি পেরেক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

un clou dans le cercueil de l´un
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kuku dalam keranda seseorang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ein Nagel in einem Sarg
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

自分の棺ネイル
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

하나 의 관 에 못을
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kuku ing peti mati
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một móng tay trong một chiếc quan tài của
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு சவப்பெட்டியில் ஒரு ஆணி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एखाद्याच्या शवपेटीत एक नखे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Tabutunda bir çivi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

un chiodo nella propria bara
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

paznokci w czyjejś trumny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

цвях у своїй труні
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

un cui în sicriu cuiva
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ένα καρφί στο φέρετρο κάποιου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n spyker in ´n mens se kis
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

en spik i en kista
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

en spiker i en kiste
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of a nail in one's coffin

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A NAIL IN ONE'S COFFIN»

The term «a nail in one's coffin» is barely ever used and occupies the 199.899 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A NAIL IN ONE'S COFFIN»

Discover the use of a nail in one's coffin in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to a nail in one's coffin and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Cartoon-illustrated Metaphors: Idioms, Proverbs, Cliches, ...
ln the early 20th century the term was taken up by the Anti- Cigarette League, which announced that every cigarette smoked was a nail in one's coffin, giving rise to the expression of a coffin nail for a cigarette: "Have you a coffin nail?
Kaiman Lee, 2003
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A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English
Pierce Egan, Life in London, 1821, 'A glass of spirits is termed, among the we ones, adding "another nail to the coffin”l' —2. in drive or, occ., put a nail in (one's) coffin, to do anything likely to shorten one's life: C.19-20: coll. till C.20, then S.E. In ...
Eric Partridge, 2006
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Early American Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases
N7 To drive a Nail in one's coffin 1805 Paine To the Citizens 2.951: He has driven another nail in the coffin of the federal faction. 1807 Weems Letters 2.370: Every such blow drives a nail in her coffin! Oxford 553; TW 256(5). N8 To drive the ...
Bartlett Jere Whiting, 1977
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Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary ...
Anonymous. 1897. Kennakd, Girl in Brown Habit, ii. " In other words," said I, with a broad smile, " he goes arourting against his master's wishes and advice." Exactly ; • you've hit the right nail on thehead. TO put (or drive) a nail in one's coffin, ...
Anonymous
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Keystone Folklore Quarterly
To drive a nail in one's coffin. EB, LK. Oxford 441, Stevenson 1650:2. Cf. Taylor- Whiting 256. 4. To hit the nail on the head. LRM. Brown 449, Fogel 1307, Oxford 296, Stevenson 1649:10, Taylor-Whiting 256-257. Tennessee Williams, Period of  ...
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A Dictionary of Anglo-American Proverbs & Proverbial ...
To be a nail in one's coffin (APP 256; ODEP 553; EAP 305; MP 437) 1940 "Each minute spent was a nail in my client's coffin." (p. 103) Sayers, Dorothy L. In the Teeth of the Evidence. 1940. New York: Avon Books, 1952. To hit the nail on the  ...
George B. Bryan, Wolfgang Mieder, 2005
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Dictionary of St. Lucian Creole: Part 1: Kwéyòl - English, ...
... péyé kontan, péye la menm; to work tooth and nail, fe tout fos-ou, sevi népot zoutipou éwisi; a nail in one's coffin, on klou adan senkci-ou, on bagai ki pé fe lavi-ou pli kout; v., klouwé; to nail the lid of a box, lclouwé kouveti bwetla; to nail up a ...
Jones E. Mondesir, Lawrence D. Carrington, 1992
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The Chambers Dictionary
... radioactive materials, a flask; the homy part of a horse's hoof. — vf to place in a coffin. — coffin bone a bone enclosed in a horse's hoof; coffin nail (slang) a cigarette; coffin ship a dangerously unsound ship. — drive a nail In one's coffin to  ...
Allied Chambers, 1998
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)
—Drive a nail in one's coffin, to do something tending to hasten deathor ruin. [O. Fr. cofin—L. cophinus—Gr. kophinos.] Coffle, kof′l, n. a gang,esp. of slaves.[Ar. qāfilah, a caravan.] Cog, kog,v.t.tocheat or deceive: to wheedle: to cog diceis to ...
Various
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English Kumarbharati Grammar,Language Study & Writing Skills ...
... the required standard (201) by all means: yes, of course (202) miss the boat: to miss an opportunity (203) make a move: leave (204) a nail in one's coffin: thing that hastens one's death (205) nine to five: normal working hours (206) tough nut  ...
Gladwyn Ferreira
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