on the nose
phrasal 1. a. at or to a target point <
the bombs landed right on the nose
>
b. (1) on target ; accurate (2) accurately 2. to win — used of horse or dog racing bets

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • on the nose — Nose Nose (n[=o]z), n. [AS. nosu; akin to D. neus, G. nase, OHG. nasa, Icel. n[ o]s, Sw. n[ a]sa, Dan. n[ a]se, Lith. nosis, Russ. nos , L. nasus, nares, Skr. n[=a]s[=a], n[=a]s. [root]261. Cf. {Nasal}, {Nasturtium}, {Naze}, {Nostril}, {Nozzle}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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