Definition of thrash something out in US English:

thrash something out

phrasal verb

  • 1Discuss something thoroughly and honestly.

    • ‘And, in the weeks and months that followed, the pros and cons were thrashed out and re-examined and discussed and analysed until there was nothing left to say.’
    • ‘Two separate oral hearings are to be scheduled for approximately 6 weeks time when the grievances of all parties will be thrashed out before adjudicating panels.’
    • ‘It is a complex process but it also ensures everyone has their say and matters are thrashed out in detail.’
    • ‘I want to get all the staff members involved in my case to come together to thrash it out.’
    • ‘We needed to thrash those issues out.’
    • ‘A spokesman for the minister said these issues would be thrashed out in the coming weeks.’
    • ‘What I'm getting at is that you seem have a bone to pick with me of late, and we should thrash it out before it becomes a problem.’
    • ‘Guys are willing to thrash things out with each other when there are conflicts.’
    • ‘He and Murdoch are due to meet next week to thrash things out.’
    • ‘But I'm never going to thrash it out with them because they think my taste in music appalling so I never talk to them.’
    resolve, settle, sort out, straighten out, iron out, reconcile, disentangle, clarify, clear up, talk through, confer about, debate, exchange views about, exchange views on, chew over, air, ventilate, argue out, argue the pros and cons of
    produce, come to a decision on, work out, form a resolution about, negotiate, agree on, bring about, complete, accomplish, carry through, effect
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    1. 1.1
      • ‘We're going to sit down in the next two to three weeks and try and thrash something out.’
      • ‘It is time a permanent solution was thrashed out.’
      • ‘I hope desperately that something can be thrashed out because I can't imagine who really wants two different series.’
      • ‘Late on Sunday night, the two men met, eventually thrashing out a deal.’
      • ‘They were thrashing out the most significant deal in recent Scottish brewing history.’
      • ‘US officials in Washington said earlier that the letter had been thrashed out in negotiations between the two sides.’
      • ‘They would then be invited back in once the details had been thrashed out and only then asked for their opinion.’
      • ‘The political clash between Irish nationalism and Unionism has been reduced to little more than shadow boxing, with the consequence that nothing of political substance is ever thrashed out or resolved.’
      • ‘Ideally, we would like to take over the land if we can thrash something out with the owner.’
      • ‘The Taoiseach said the position would become untenable if an agreement was not thrashed out and warned that all sides would pull back unless a deal was imminently wrapped up.’