What is the Meaning of the Expression
TO NAIL SOMETHING?
This has several meanings in Canadian conversational English, or everyday English.
In very informal, casual conversations, you might hear it this way.
to nail something means to do it precisely right.
This English expression suggests that a goal was “secured”. (Think of using a hammer to nail one thing to another.)
1. I was really worried about that exam, but it was easier than I expected. I think I nailed it.
2. He nailed his last jump on the ski hill.