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To corner somebody in order to get a firm answer.

Let's try to pin him down on a price.

Additional definitions for 'pin down':

pin downTo attach or secure with pins.
pin downRequire, Insist Upon An Exact Statement As To The Details Or The Facts In The Matter At Hand: A Firm Affirmation Of Action To Be Taken:
pin down1) Hold Under Submission, (Wrestling: 2) Restrain enemy attack, return fire, and movement:
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