hit the mark

hit the mark

to be correct or accurate The writer hit the mark in saying that the military contributes $400,000 a month to the local economy.
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hit the mark

to be correct, suitable, or successful If you're looking for a word to describe Dave, 'urbane' would probably hit the mark. She had a good voice, but her songs never quite hit the mark.
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hit the something mark

to reach a certain point or level Did the temperature really hit the -32 degrees centigrade mark last winter? His debts have hit the $3 million mark.
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References in classic literature ?
Let him act like the clever archers who, designing to hit the mark which yet appears too far distant, and knowing the limits to which the strength of their bow attains, take aim much higher than the mark, not to reach by their strength or arrow to so great a height, but to be able with the aid of so high an aim to hit the mark they wish to reach.
True, one portrait may hit the mark much nearer than another, but none can hit it with any very considerable degree of exactness.
Something--he was unable to r ealize what it was--told him, in the moment when they looked at each other, that his suspicion had hit the mark.
Show us some of your skill, and if you can hit the mark here's twenty silver pennies for you.
It might have been so--guesses less likely have been made at the truth, and have hit the mark.
But D'Artagnan was impassible and Porthos motionless; the thrusts aimed so skillfully were parried by an able adversary; not one hit the mark.
Rochester, to witness their repeated failure--herself unconscious that they did fail; vainly fancying that each shaft launched hit the mark, and infatuatedly pluming herself on success, when her pride and self-complacency repelled further and further what she wished to allure--to witness THIS, was to be at once under ceaseless excitation and ruthless restraint.
for there's nothing but psychology to support his evidence--that's almost unseemly with his ugly mug, while you hit the mark exactly, for the rascal is an inveterate drunkard and notoriously so.
He received no answer, but could easily discern that he had hit the mark.
They've teamed up on me and claimed I hit the mark when I didn't.
DVLA Personalised Registrations hit the mark when the registration 9 0 sold for a staggering pounds 94,182.
However, her efforts haven't hit the mark with bosses at the star's label.
Christopher Rice's simply sweet editorial about bridging the "gay divide" that's come about between us 40-somethings and the 20-somethings was an eloquent piece that hit the mark [Coastal Disturbances, December 5].
For nearly a year now, I've seen David in action across the globe, advocating on behalf of writers and, in every case, he has hit the mark,'' WGAw President Patric M.
Scientists at an analytical lab in Sudbury believe they have hit the mark with a proposed research project utilizing the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, Canada's super microscope at the University of Saskatchewan, to improve metals analysis methods in the mining industry.