hit the bull's-eye

hit the bull's-eye

 
1. Lit. to hit the very center of a circular target. The archer hit the bull's-eye three times in a row. I didn't hit the bull's-eye even once.
2. Fig. to achieve the goal perfectly. Your idea really hit the bull's-eye. Thank you! Jill has a lot of insight. She knows how to hit the bull's-eye.
See also: hit

hit the bull's-eye

Also, hit the mark or the nail on the head . Be absolutely right, as in Your remark about finances hit the bull's-eye, or Jane hit the mark with her idea for shuffling personnel, or The governor's speech on attracting new businesses hit the nail on the head. The round black center of a target has been called a bull's-eye since the 17th century; mark similarly alludes to a target; and the analogy to driving home a nail by hitting it on its head dates from the 16th century. Also see off the mark.
See also: hit
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Pakistan's biggest hitters, Shahid Afridi and Umar Akmal, could only scramble three runs from five fulllength deliveries before Jordan hit the bull's-eye with the sixth.
App creator Bob Donahoe says UNO uses the data you provide to precisely calculate the launch angle required for your arrow to hit the bull's-eye at your chosen distances.
This is the distance from the target where if you put the point of your broadhead or fieldpoint on the bull's-eye, it will hit the bull's-eye.
When the criminals were searching for a vulnerable company to infiltrate electronically, the Times reported, they hit the bull's-eye with Target Corp.
In other words, if variability is introduced altering the DoE established conditions, will the cleaning process tolerate this variance and still hit the bull's-eye every single time?
Club stalwart Richard Broadhead hit the bull's-eye three times by winning the men's doubles, mixed challenge and mixed doubles league at the showpiece event at Billesley Indoor Tennis Centre.
Calling myself a religious dabbler trivializes my experience, and thinking of myself--God forbid - as a cafeteria Catholic doesn't quite hit the bull's-eye either.
Connor has hit the bull's-eye with every arrow in his quiver.
Earlier on the card, the Ralph Beckett-trained Divine Power is well-fancied to hit the bull's-eye when she makes her second visit to the races in the EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes.
Elliot Parry hit the bull's-eye last weekend when he became a champion at the Welsh Open Archery Championship with a record-breaking performance.
The fixed-odds and spread firms hit the bull's-eye at the Ladbrokes.
Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke: Will he hit the bull's-eye in his first try?
With the precision of a marksman (and just twelve works), he hit the bull's-eye.
Corman hit the bull's-eye by turning galvanized steel livestock-watering tanks into raised beds.