firm sth up

firm sth up
UK US firm sth up
Phrasal Verb with firm({{}}/fɜːm/ verb [I]
to make something more definite or less likely to change: firm up an agreement/an order/a price »

The company is attempting to firm up potential orders for four ferries and two cruise ships.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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