hit the bull's-eye

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
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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References in classic literature ?
One doesn't hit the bull's-eye every time; it is something to hit inside the ring.
In order to consistently hit the bull's-eye, you must hold your bow at the same angle during each shot.
However, the first time I shot a bow after I learned how to shoot properly, I hit the bull's-eye. That was incredible!
Clearbrook President Anthony Di Vittorio spent the day in the dunk tank, submerged each time a client hit the bull's-eye.
She hit the bull's-eye. Because that is exactly the point: A mentally disturbed person cannot kill 17 students in one school, or XX revellers in one Las Vegas concert, with a knife.
CO.UK FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER @BSMCGROUTHER Hit the bull's-eye Turin (or Torino) sounds like the Italian for bull ("toro").
Pakistan's biggest hitters, Shahid Afridi and Umar Akmal, could only scramble three runs from five fulllength deliveries before Jordan hit the bull's-eye with the sixth.
When the criminals were searching for a vulnerable company to infiltrate electronically, the Times reported, they hit the bull's-eye with Target Corp.
In other words, if variability is introduced altering the DoE established conditions, will the cleaning process tolerate this variance and still hit the bull's-eye every single time?
Club stalwart Richard Broadhead hit the bull's-eye three times by winning the men's doubles, mixed challenge and mixed doubles league at the showpiece event at Billesley Indoor Tennis Centre.
Smith said a "significant percentage" of the merchandise introduced this fall "hit the bull's-eye right in the middle," he said.
He may have hit the bull's-eye with When the Bulbul Stopped Singing, a 70-minute monologue about Israel's invasion of Palestine in 2002 that runs Sept.
Connor has hit the bull's-eye with every arrow in his quiver.