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’
    • ‘Worsening crime in San Miguel will drive a nail further into its coffin.’
    • ‘Germany drives another nail into the coffin of the Euro.’
    • ‘This decision has driven a nail into the coffin of Jewish identity in Israel.’
    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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