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

  • on the nose — {adv. phr.}, {informal} Just right; exactly. * /Stanley hit the ball on the nose./ * /The airplane pilot found the small landing field on the nose./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the nose — {adv. phr.}, {informal} Just right; exactly. * /Stanley hit the ball on the nose./ * /The airplane pilot found the small landing field on the nose./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • On the Nose — may refer to: On the Nose (film), a 2001 film by David Caffrey On the Nose a Price Is Right princing game On the Nose , an Australian and New Zealand punting horse race wager This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title …   Wikipedia

  • on the nose — ► on the nose 1) informal, chiefly N. Amer. precisely. 2) informal (of betting) on a horse to win (as opposed to being placed). Main Entry: ↑nose …   English terms dictionary

  • on the nose — This means right on time …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • on the nose — I adjective being precise with regard to a prescribed or specified criterion his guess was on the nose the prediction for snow was right on the button • Syn: ↑on the button • Similar to: ↑precise II …   Useful english dictionary

  • on\ the\ nose — adv. phr. informal Just right; exactly. Stanley hit the ball on the nose. The airplane pilot found the small landing field on the nose …   Словарь американских идиом

  • on the nose — adjective a) Exact; precise. His estimate that they would consume 23 boxes was on the nose. b) smelly, malodorous. That bucket of raw prawns you left in the sun is a bit on the nose …   Wiktionary

  • on the nose — mainly American exactly right, often an exact amount of money or time. We arrived at three o clock on the nose. Her description of the play really hit it on the nose …   New idioms dictionary

  • on the nose — mod. exactly on time; exactly as planned. □ I want you there at noon on he nose. □ All three of them were at the appointed place right on the nose …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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