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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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Duckett said: "I've been hitting the white ball all right but not the red ball, but today I got the chance to bat at the top of the order on a pretty nice wicket.
Washington: A power outage swept the Washington area Tuesday, hitting the White House, the Capitol and the State Department and knocking out electricity for thousands around the US capital.
5 -- A distraught Dental Hygienist, Miriam Carey, 34, suspected of suffering from post-partum depression, who was in her car wildly hitting the White House sentry and then raced toward the Capitol Hill building in high speed was shot at and killed by Capitol Police and Secret Service members.
But one dissenter said: "Unless some sensible judgement is exercised we could approve bets on the likelihood of a UFO hitting the White House" - a 66-1 shot with Ladbrokes.
Awesome,' you said as Suresh kept hitting the white projectile thrown at him long, hard and high into the night sky.