thrash out


1. discuss something thoroughly






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thrash out an agreement/matter/plan

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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.

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  1. Allen and Bill hadn't spoken properly since their falling out, so they agreed to meet in order to thrash out their differences.

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  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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