on the money


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(right) on the money

Precisely accurate; exactly correct. I won the contest because my guess was on the money. I think her assessment of the situation is right on the money.
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on the money

 and on the nose
exactly right; in exactly the right place; in exactly the right amount (of money). That's a good answer, Bob. You're right on the money. This project is going to be finished right on the nose.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

on the money

Also, right on the money. Exact, precise, as in Your estimate is right on the money. This term alludes to a winning bet in horse racing. [Slang; 1940s]
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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.

on the money

accurate; correct. chiefly North American
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on the ˈmoney

(American English) correct; accurate: His prediction was right on the money. OPPOSITE: off beam
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on the money

mod. exactly as desired; at the right amount of money. Your new idea is right on the money.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

on the money

Exact; precise.
See also: money, on
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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