does (exactly) what it says on the box

does (exactly) what it says on the box

(Something) does precisely what it claims or is supposed to do. Primarily heard in Ireland. This budget hostel isn't glamorous but does exactly what it says on the box: 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 box.
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