Definition of nailed on in English:

nailed on

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British informal
1Constituting a certainty; guaranteed to happen or definitely the case: he thought he was nailed on for the England job their recent record suggests that a win is not nailed on Spurs were denied a nailed-on penalty
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  • He's by no means a nailed on starter.
  • This deal is nailed on!
  • Juninho is replaced by Oaf, who is nailed on to score.
1.1Very likely to win or succeed: the nailed-on favourite for Best Picture
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  • It's Romford's turn to host their Group D opponents this afternoon and, as with the opening three legs, the home team looked nailed on.
  • 12 Years A Slave looks the nailed-on favourite for Best Picture, with the bookie offering odds of 2-9.
  • City looked nailed on at 4/9.

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