"Can someone be so "screwed" because someone "nailed" an argument that made him "hammered"? Is my sentence correct? Can we use those three slangs in one sentence? I understand that these slangs have different meanings but can be used synonymously. But, can you give sample sentences using those slangs?

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    I would say that your first two are ok, but your use of hammered is not quite right. I’m not sure what you actually intend to mean but an argument cannot make someone hammered. But someone might think, “I’m gonna be so screwed when I walk in the door and get nailed by my parents for being hammered.”
    – Jim
    Jul 6, 2015 at 7:07
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    Please note hammered normally means drunk. Nailed and screwed are additionaly both synonyms for fucked - in its literal meaning and as slang for being in trouble.
    – mplungjan
    Jul 6, 2015 at 7:33
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    Hammered also means attacked or criticize forcefully and relentlessly. For example, "He got hammered for an honest mistake. "
    – Jaeger Jay
    Jul 6, 2015 at 10:02
  • No such thing as slangs.
    – tchrist
    Jul 6, 2015 at 10:29
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    At the work party I got hammered, nailed the secretary, and now I'm screwed.
    – Ste
    Jul 6, 2015 at 11:17

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Yes, you can use all three slang (words) in one sentence; but no, your example isn't correct since it makes little sense. It literally reads: "Can someone be 'in such deep trouble' (so screwed) because someone 'easily won' (nailed) an argument that made him 'drunk' (hammered). But how about: My boss busted (nailed) me at work for being drunk (hammered) so now I'm in big trouble (so screwed). Note that in 'nailed' an argument, the meaning is completely different than if my boss 'nailed' me. The non-slang words: screwed, nailed and hammered, do indeed have more in common with each other, than their slang counterparts, which DO have different meanings in different contexts and so are not as likely to be able to be used synonymously. Slang is not exempt from language rules in general, -though it may get away with a little playfulness...

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    Hammered also means attacked or criticize forcefully and relentlessly. For example, "He got hammered for an honest mistake."
    – Jaeger Jay
    Jul 6, 2015 at 10:03
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    +1. Though I'd suggest that "nailed an argument" doesn't mean "easily won an argument"; rather it means "perfectly executed an argument".
    – AndyT
    Jul 6, 2015 at 14:58
  • Of course a "perfectly executed" argument wouldn't make one "hammered" either. But if were to say that I "nailed it" in reference to a good test grade, for instance, couldn't it mean I "aced" it, by earning a high score? Not necessarily that I got a perfect 100%, only that I scored very well (or better.) So doesn't "to nail an argument" not have to be more than just a win (i.e. at least)?
    – W9WBH
    Jul 7, 2015 at 5:05

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