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hit the bull's-eye

1. Literally, to hit the circle in the center of a target. Ugh, none of my arrows hit the bull's-eye—or even came close.
2. To have the desired effect. Based on that rousing round of applause, your speech really hit the bull's-eye.
3. To be correct or accurate. You really hit the bull's-eye with that answer—good job.
See also: hit
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hit the bull's-eye

 
1. Lit. to hit the very center of a circular target. The archer hit the bull's-eye three times in a row. I didn't hit the bull's-eye even once.
2. Fig. to achieve the goal perfectly. Your idea really hit the bull's-eye. Thank you! Jill has a lot of insight. She knows how to hit the bull's-eye.
See also: hit
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

hit the bull's-eye

Also, hit the mark or the nail on the head . Be absolutely right, as in Your remark about finances hit the bull's-eye, or Jane hit the mark with her idea for shuffling personnel, or The governor's speech on attracting new businesses hit the nail on the head. The round black center of a target has been called a bull's-eye since the 17th century; mark similarly alludes to a target; and the analogy to driving home a nail by hitting it on its head dates from the 16th century. Also see off the mark.
See also: hit
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

hit the bull’s-eye

verb
See also: hit
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References in classic literature ?
To try and hit an object with a vague thought is like trying to hit the bull's eye with a lump of putty: when the putty reaches the target, it flattens out all over it, and probably covers the bull's eye along with the rest.
No conscientious judge of character could have denied that Paul had hit the bull's eye. Bredin was a pig.
"Thou hast hit the bull's eye," quoth Robin, clapping him upon the shoulder.
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Karl Mayer has once again hit the bull's eye with its innovative presentation and has again become the meeting point for the sector, which is exactly what the exhibition team expected.
In fact, despite her advanced age, she's not wearing eyeglasses and still has the keen ability to hit the bull's eye 50 metres away with a .22 caliber rifle bullet.
He was a Punjabi poet whose simple verses hit the bull's eye on the dartboard of socio-political commentary.
If we hit the bull's eye on these, we can significantly improve our ranking, and move closer to the Prime Minister's vision of being in the top 50.
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The Labour's leader's arrows hit the bull's eye by contrasting the Chancellor's rhetoric with the grim penny-counting reality of life for far too many Britons.
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"If you hit the bull's eye every time, you've got the target too close." Recently, I took the senior leadership of our Baker Donelson Women's Initiative to Washington, D.C.