Hit The Nail on The Head




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Hit The Nail on The Head : Phrases



Meaning:

To do or say the most fitting thing; to cut through extraneous details and come right to the point.


Example:

When the interviewer asked him what two plus two was, Jared
hit the nail right on the head by answering What do you want it to be?


Origin:

This 16th century expression relates to hitting a nail properly (squarely on the head), and alludes to communicating effectively, or being to the point. On the other hand, a bad hit (which bends the nail) is like rambling which fails to get to the crux of the matter at hand.







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