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hit the nail on the head

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Definition


To be correct. To identify exactly the reason for a problem or situation.

Context : Business, Education
Category: Metaphor
Semantic: identify

Usage of “hit the nail on the head”

  1. You hit the nail on the head with your assessment.

Examples of idiom “hit the nail on the head” from Twitter
  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'SquarePimpin'
    SquarePimpin:

    @isthisthangon you hit the nail on the head! simple math indeed, lol

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'kyledewey'
    kyledewey:

    @marcweil The guy hits the nail on the head with Torvalds, based on a read of Torvalds' biography ("my code always works", no debuggers...)

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'Panthuz'
    Panthuz:

    Readin junk on aquarius. I'm surprised how accurate it is. Pretty much hits the nail on the head.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'jimzwall'
    jimzwall:

    Ming Campbell hit the nail on the head there #bbcqt Job cuts will certainly result from any "efficiency savings"

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'martiniluv'
    martiniluv:

    So apparently I hit the nail on the head with my analysis of one of ur girls! #gofigure