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hit the spot

1. To satisfy someone or something. That burger really hit the spot—I didn't realize how hungry I was.
2. To be correct or accurate. You really hit the spot with that answer—good job.
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hit the spot

Inf. to be exactly right; to be refreshing. This cool drink really hits the spot. That was a delicious meal, dear. It hit the spot.
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hit the spot

Give total satisfaction, as in This beer really hits the spot. This expression gained enormous currency with a 1930s advertising jingle, in which a popular soda was said to hit the spot. [Slang; mid-1800s]
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hit the spot

INFORMAL
If something hits the spot, it is very good and exactly what is needed. Karen Grey's latest drama hits the spot, with its honest portrait of family life. A cup of milky coffee hit the spot.
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hit the spot

be exactly what is required. informal
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hit the ˈspot

(informal) if something hits the spot it does exactly what it should do: I decided I wasn’t really hungry, but the coffee really hit the spot and I drank a whole pot.
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hit the spot

1. and hit the bull’s-eye tv. to be exactly right. (see also ring the bell.) You really hit the spot with that prediction.
2. tv. to be refreshing. I want something hot—some coffee would really hit the bull’s-eye.
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hit the spot

To give total or desired satisfaction, as food or drink.
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