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place in a confining or embarrassing position

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attach with or as if with a pin

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Lifestyle checks should be the easier way to pin down the Al Capones at the BOC and the BIR,' said Sen.
Visually and dramatically, ``Apollo'' is a thinker, a challenging, morphing beast that is not in the least bit easy to pin down.
If De Stijl is really a 'shy beast' as he characterizes it--rather than a ragbag of assumptions and prejudices whose 'shyness' results from their inherent contradictions, his final ambition helps him to pick aspects of it to pin down.
I suggest that voters if they see any candidates (and they are rare birds this year) should pin down our would-be representatives on exactly which scheme they favour and will support - and then vote accordingly.
Department of Energy and the Canadian Ministry of Natural Resources are still searching to pin down an exact cause for the outage, which was believed to be related to faulty lines in Northeast Ohio, losses could still be either higher or lower, depending on the ultimate findings of liability and how it relates to individual policy language, said Robert Hartwig, chief economist for the Insurance Information Institute.
But I can't pin down why, and I can't find a rule in AP or Chicago to back me up.
He also served in Vietnam as a Marine company commander and saw firsthand how elusive the enemy was and how difficult it was to pin down results from the expenditure of armaments and personnel.
Duties, tariffs and cargo location were hard to pin down.
He wants something "just as Indian, just as traditional, but harder to pin down.
Right or wrong, the passages are unnecessarily hard to pin down, for only about one quarter of them have line numbers appended.
Wrap accounts are one of the current buzz words of the UK financial services market in 2006, however the definition of a "pure wrap" is hard to pin down and the question remains, is a full wrap necessary for all clients.
MANILA -- Justice Secretary Leila De Lima dared Senator Jose "Jinggoy" Estrada to reveal his "unimpeachable source" of information about an undersecretary from the Department of Justice (DOJ) who is allegedly coaching witnesses in the pork barrel scam to pin down not only him but also Senators Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr.