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hit the white

To be correct; to be right on target. (The bull's-eye on a target was once white.) You sure hit the white with that answer—it was exactly what the panel was looking for.
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The Mau5 hits the White Isle on June 23 joining Calvin Harris, Chris Lake and Ben Santiago on the Mixmag Terrace for what is set to be one of the hottest parties of the season.
PADDLE DO NICELY Canoeist sets off on heart-stopping plunge; OH FLIP He is hurled upside down as kayak hits the white water; AIR WE GO Bird's eye view of the dam with built-in water chute; OARSOME Canoeist grips tightly as he careers down
Meier is currently touring in support of his new album called Yuz (it's on the sonically excellent Naim label) and he hits the White Swan at Stratford-upon-Avon on Sunday.
The singing star shot to fame in the Seventies with hits The White Rose of Athens and Only Love.
FREE MICHAEL: The campaign hits the white cliffs of Dover