As predicted, expected, or planned; totally accurate or precise. Her figures for the tax bill were right on target. The new doctor is a walking encyclopedia—she's always on target with her observations.
Very accurate; precise. So far their forecasts have been on-target, so I suggest we heed their warning. I must say, Robert, your analysis is right on-target.
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on schedule; exactly as predicted. Your estimate of the cost was right on target. My prediction was not on target.
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Completely accurate, wholly valid, as in Our cost estimates were right on target, or His criticisms were on target. This seemingly old expression dates only from the mid-1900s, and the colloquial use of target for a goal one wishes to achieve dates from about 1940.
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mod. timely; exact; incisive. Your criticism is exactly on-target.
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Completely accurate, precise, or valid: observations that were right on target.
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