hit the nail on the head


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hit the nail (right) on the head

 
1. Lit. to strike a nail precisely on the head with a hammer. If you expect to drive a nail straight, you have to hit the nail on the head.
2. Fig. to do exactly the right thing; to do something in the most effective and efficient way. You've spotted the flaw, Sally. You hit the nail on the head. Bob doesn't say much, but every now and then he hits the nail right on the head.
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hit the nail on the head

to be right about something Mike hit the nail on the head when he said most people can use a computer without knowing how it works.
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hit the nail on the head

to describe exactly what is causing a situation or problem I think Mick hit the nail on the head when he said that what's lacking in this company is a feeling of confidence.
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hit the nail on the head

To be absolutely right.
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