What Does NAIL IT Mean?

NAIL IT means "Achieve an Excellent Result." The term NAIL IT is used when something has been done perfectly. NAIL IT is typically seen written in the past tense. When someone achieves something, they may proclaim that they have "NAILED IT" to show off their success.

Although rarer, the term NAILED IT can also mean "I have slept with." For example, "See the blonde by the bar? NAILED IT last weekend."

The term NAIL IT probably originates from the practice of successfully bashing home a nail with a single blow.

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When I write NAIL IT, I mean this: meaning of NAIL IT To "nail something" means to have successfully completed or achieved something.

Summary of Key Points

Definition for NAIL IT

NAIL IT means "Achieve an excellent result." This is the most common meaning for NAIL IT on social-media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat.
Definition:Achieve an Excellent Result
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of NAIL IT in Sentences

Here are examples of Nail It being used in conversations:
  • Tony: I can't wait to try this burger challenge! I'm going to NAIL IT.
  • Jordan: I'll bring my camera.
  • Son: Exam done. NAILED IT!
  • Father: Let's hope so.

An Academic Look at NAIL IT

NAIL IT is a verb (i.e. a doing word). For example:
  • Don't worry. I will NAIL IT.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have said something like "job well done" or "success" instead of NAIL IT.

Example of NAIL IT Used in a Text


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