on the nose


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on the nose

  (mainly American)
exactly right, often an exact amount of money or time We arrived at three o'clock on the nose. Her description of the play really hit it on the nose.
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on the nose

Exactly, precisely; especially, at the appointed time or estimated amount. For example, The busload of students arrived at the museum at ten o'clock right on the nose, or He guessed the final score on the nose. This term, like on the button, may come from boxing, where the opponent's nose is a highly desired target. [c. 1930]
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on the nose

mod. exactly on time; exactly as planned. All three of them were at the appointed place right on the nose.
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on the nose

Exactly; precisely: predicted the final score on the nose.
See also: nose