nailed to the wall

nailed to the wall

[like a trophy] Said of a bug finally eliminated after protracted, and even heroic, effort.
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Suddenly I see them spring into the air, and behold the looking-glass, which is nailed to the wall, sticking fast upon the ceiling.
Its nailed to the wall. They only things in Pakistan Missions that are changed, periodically, are the portraits of the Honourable President and Prime Minister of Pakistan, it said.
To boot, it's a tilted picture that gets nailed to the wall. All the actors did a fine job in making the sequence hilarious.
Amidst the destruction, a Twitter user posted a photo on her account showing a property whose roof was blown off by the strong winds; however a photo of Jesus stayed intact and nailed to the wall.
Queueing for rides can often be the most stressful experience of any such day, but at Legoland they have boards nailed to the wall with buckets of bricks below to keep the kiddies occupied.
A piece of paper nailed to the wall of the mosque said they provided the enemy with information about tunnels, houses and locations where rockets were held, which were then bombed causing the death of many Hamas fighters.
Nailed to the wall, this tattered object clearly shows smoke damage on its bottom edge, which is folded up slightly, forming a precarious shelf for a pile of black glitter.
Residents in Winson Green woke to find only a bare metal stand nailed to the wall outside Oasis Foundry Academy School, fuelling fears souvenir hunters could try to sell the metal plaque on the internet.
The topic is obvious - crisis captaincy and how to survive when your back seems as nailed to the wall as the dartboard in your local pub," Craddock wrote in his column for News.com.au.
But it's not long before they're wishing they could be back in their old space, where a plain white board nailed to the wall was more practical than the troublesome sliding screens in their new murder room.
For example, a false door in the main entryway, which opens to the back of the grand spiral staircase, contains a rough ladder nailed to the wall. About 35 years ago, former president of the Historical Society Stephen V.
The result is not quite a gleaming blank canvas, but anything not essential or nailed to the wall has been enveloped in copious amounts of bubble wrap and shoved into the largest box on sale at B&Q.