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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

to be exactly what is wanted or needed That apple pie really hit the spot. This kind of testing for new products really hits the spot.
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hit the spot

if food hits the spot, it tastes good and makes you feel satisfied Mmm, that pecan pie 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

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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50) needs raisin sauce or ice cream with it to really hit the spot.
With nice crunch and a modicum of shrimpy flavor, the shrimp along with the dark beer really hit the spot.
95), not particularly creative, but it hit the spot.
95), big enough to share, boosted with grilled portobello mushroom strips, applewood-smoked bacon pieces, crumbled bleu cheese, candied walnuts and crispy potato strands, really hit the spot.
Photo: (1) Dodger Dogs hit the spot for Allyson May, 5, and Mike May at Dodger Stadium.
I always watch where (catcher) Nadine (Klemenz) sets up and then see Mikki hit the spot.
A large order of the Orange Beef hit the spot with its large, tender pieces of beef.
95) enhanced with tiny diced brandied apples and with the house's garlic mashed potatoes option hit the spot one evening, and as its beverage accompaniment you won't do better than a 22-ounce bottle of Downtown Brown Ale ($5.