Definition of drive a nail into the coffin of in English:

drive a nail into the coffin of

phrase

  • Severely harm (something that is already in a poor state)

    ‘companies will be pushed to the brink, driving another nail in the coffin of British manufacturing’
    • ‘This decision has driven a nail into the coffin of Jewish identity in Israel.’
    • ‘Germany drives another nail into the coffin of the Euro.’
    • ‘Worsening crime in San Miguel will drive a nail further into its coffin.’
    damage, be detrimental to, be prejudicial to, be disadvantageous to, injure, harm, hurt, mar, spoil, impair, undermine, be deleterious to, hinder, compromise, drive a nail into the coffin of
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