"to hammer out a deal"
to reach an agreement or solution after a lot of argument or discussion
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Two colleagues are talking ...
Colleague 1: How are the negotiations going?
Colleague 2: We still have a long way to go to reach an agreement. There are some very contentious issues that need to be resolved.
Colleague 1: The deadline is in two days.
Colleague 2: Both sides are planning to sit down for the next twenty-four hours and not leave the room until we've hammered out a deal.
Colleague 1: I am sure you will be relieved to have a deal signed.
Two negotiators are talking ...
Union Negotiator: Do you want the union to go on strike?
Company Negotiator: Not at all. A strike would cripple our company.
Union Negotiator: The union just wants some equitable adjustments to the labor contract.
Company Negotiator: Then let's see if we can hammer out a deal that is acceptable by both sides.
Union Negotiator: Let's get the coffee and get to work.
Hammering out a deal can be a stressful experience.
1) The British government will attempt to hammer out a deal so that Britons can continue to enjoy affordable flights, ...
2) Surely, adults can still sit down together and hammer out a deal that is fair to taxpayers and workers.
3) ... repeatedly tried to hammer out a deal, but they didn't appear close as the ...
4) ... blame game on both sides of the aisle, get to the table, and hammer out a deal.
5) The cartel meets in just a few hours in Vienna to hammer out a deal.
6) ... to meet with state leaders every day in Springfield for the next two weeks to hammer out a deal.
7) ... the plane row could affect the judge's decision. The actors may also hammer out a deal privately to avoid the matter being aired in public.
8) But we've got two weeks to hammer out a deal, and I expect we'll get it done.
9) Too bad our negotiators weren't able hammer out a deal when the Americans were desperate for our oil and the Canadian dollar ...
10) This employer needs to get a new attitude and hammer out a deal -- right now.
11) The protectionist anti-trade sentiment in the U.S. creates a particularly difficult environment in which to hammer out a deal, but we're definitely hammering.
12) The pair have been trying to hammer out a deal on a new ceasefire in Syria and possible cooperation against the Islamic ...
13) ... and our mediation team, has been working at the table to help both parties hammer out a deal. Together they winnowed down the outstanding issues, taking them one ...
14) Everyone will gather round the negotiating table and hammer out a deal that benefits everyone.
15) ... stumbling block when Canada's finances ministers meet in Vancouver next week to try to hammer out a deal on enhancements to the CPP.
16) ... the 24-hour rule. But he acknowledges that as the two sides sit down to hammer out a deal, it will be an experience unlike previous negotiations.
17) ... created a calculator that shows how much it's costing taxpayers while politicians try to hammer out a deal on forming a new government.
18) ... were escorted off the property even as bargaining teams remained at the table trying to hammer out a deal.
19) European Union leaders are holding a summit in Brussels on Thursday and Friday to hammer out a deal designed to keep Britain in the 28-nation bloc.
20) Now that group was reactivated; as they tried to hammer out a deal, the others waited anxiously.