Force someone to be specific or make a commitment: he’s very hard to pin down
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- ‘I was one of the first to be born on dry land,’ Wood elaborates three days later, when the restless Rolling Stone can be pinned down for a proper interview at his house in Kingston upon Thames.
- When I arrive he hands me a CV of his glittering business career but, curiously, his birthdate is missing and he will be pinned down to nothing more than being a 60-something.
- He is also broke, trying to pay his mortgage and live a simple life whenever he is not pinned down by investigators for tax evasion.
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