hit the nail on the head
phrasal to be exactly right

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hit the nail on the head — If someone hits the nail on the head, they are exactly right about something …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • hit the nail on the head — ► hit the nail on the head find exactly the right answer. Main Entry: ↑hit …   English terms dictionary

  • hit the nail on the head — phrasal : to perform effectively or be effective : be exactly right * * * hit the nail on the head see under ↑nail • • • Main Entry: ↑hit hit the nail on the head To touch the exact point • • • Main Entry: ↑nail * * * hit the nail on the head …   Useful english dictionary

  • hit the nail on the head — {v. phr.} To get something exactly right; speak or act in the most fitting or effective way. * /The mayor s talk on race relations hit the nail on the head./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hit the nail on the head — {v. phr.} To get something exactly right; speak or act in the most fitting or effective way. * /The mayor s talk on race relations hit the nail on the head./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hit\ the\ nail\ on\ the\ head — v. phr. To get something exactly right; speak or act in the most fitting or effective way. The mayor s talk on race relations hit the nail on the head …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hit the nail on the head — verb To identify something exactly; to arrive at exactly the right answer. He hit the nail on the head when he said the problem was the thermostat …   Wiktionary

  • hit the nail on the head — say the right word, suggest a good idea    Your comment hit the nail on the head. You spoke the truth …   English idioms

  • hit the nail on the head — make a correct guess or analysis He really hit the nail on the head when he wrote the report about the bank s problems …   Idioms and examples

  • hit the nail on the head — to be right about something. Mike hit the nail on the head when he said most people can use a computer without knowing how it works …   New idioms dictionary

  • hit the nail on the head — when Arthur said that Donna couldn t be trusted, he really hit the nail on the head Syn: get it right, get it, guess correctly, speak (the) truth …   Thesaurus of popular words

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