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X marks the spot

This sign or mark (not necessarily an X) indicates the specific or exact location (of something). I drew an elaborate treasure map for my daughter's birthday, with X marking the spot where I've hidden her presents. If you look at this financial chart, X marks the spot across all of them where the company began to seriously falter.
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X marks the spot.

This is the exact spot. (Sometimes the speaker will draw an X in the spot while saying this.) This is where the rock struck my carX marks the spot. Now, please move that table over here. Yes, right hereX marks the spot.
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X marks the spot

This mark shows the location, as in On the postcard, X marks the spot where we picked blueberries. Although the use of a cross or X is probably much older, this term was first recorded in 1813.
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X marks the spot

sent. This is the exact place! (Cliché.) This is where it happened. X marks the spot.
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X marks the spot

This mark shows the scene of the crime, the hiding place of a treasure, or some other special location. Although this term dates only from the nineteenth century, the use of a cross or the letter X as a special indicator is surely much older. The OED’s earliest citation is from a letter by Maria Edgeworth in 1813: “The three crosses X mark the three places where we were let in.” The term often appeared in romantic pirate stories in which hidden treasure marked on a map figured, as in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island (1883).
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