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doing only what you want and often changing your behaviour in a way that is difficult to control
Wayward Trump administration ends Iranian oil waivers. The Trump administration announced on Monday the plan to bring Iran's oil exports to zero by not renewing waivers that let countries buy Iranian oil without facing U.S. sanctions. --- CGTN 22:10, 23-Apr-2019
near in time or position
“Democrats are bracing for a more emboldened President Trump now that his acquittal is at hand, beginning with Tuesday’s State of the Union address before a nationally televised audience,” the Washington Post reports.
verb [ T ] /traʊns/
to defeat a competitor by a large amount
Capitalism Trounces Socia(lism), Sanders Still Beats Trump. “But the poll still found Sanders, who describes himself as a democratic socialist, with a lead over Trump, earning 49% support in a head-to-head matchup compared to Trump’s 45%. Former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Pete Buttigieg also led Trump.” -- NBC News
nail sth down
— phrasal verb with nail verb (DECISION)
If you nail down an arrangement or decision, you decide and agree to the details of it.
“It’s a high level order without a lot details filled in. We are working really hard to understand the conditions,” said the official in a phone call. "There are a lot of unknowns."
Another official at a major West Coast airport told CNN, “Everyone has been trying to nail down clarifications on the travel ban." -- CNN Feb 03, 2020
adjective disapproving /ˈniː.dʒɜːk/ u
also knee-jerk reaction, response, etc.
a quick reaction that does not allow you time to consider something carefully
Knee-jerk censorship and downplaying of any danger by local authorities in the days and weeks which followed the first diagnoses appear to have greatly increased the spread of the virus. -- CNN Feb 04, 2020