Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

thrash out

thrash out
1) discuss something thoroughly
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • thrash out an agreement/matter/plan
  • Analysis
    To 'thrash out' something is another way of saying to talk about or discuss something in order to find a solution, solve a problem or in order to make a decision. When you 'trash out' something you examine a number of different possibilities and options. This is a phrasal verb that is usually used more in informal contexts.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. Allen and Bill hadn't spoken properly since their falling out, so they agreed to meet in order to thrash out their differences.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. The decision was an extremely important one, so we spent the whole meeting thrashing the matter out until we came to a consensus.
    2. Both sides are eager to make a deal, and hope to have an agreement thrashed out by the end of the week.
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