does (exactly) what it says on the tin(redirected from Does exactly what it says on the tin)
Also found in: Wikipedia.
Like this video? Subscribe to our free daily email and get a new idiom video every day!
does (exactly) what it says on the tin
(Something) does precisely what it claims or is supposed to do. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland. This budget hostel isn't glamorous but does exactly what it says on the tin: it gives you a place to sleep at a very affordable price. This no-frills antivirus software is straightforward and does what it says on the tin.